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A Sanskrit Grammar
by Manfred Mayrhofer
translated by Gordon B. Ford Jr
University of Alabama Press, 1972
Paper: 978-0-8173-1285-5

A translation of the revised version of the 1965 German edition
Translated for the benefit of English­speaking students of Sanskrit and students of comparative Indo-European linguistics. Mayrhofer's Sanskrit grammar can be used successfully in three different types of course: in elementary Sanskrit courses along with such an elementary text as Jan Gonda's A Concise Elementary Grammar of the Sanskrit Language, with exercises, reading selections, and a glossary, translated from the German by Gordon B. Ford, Jr.; in courses where the linguistic structure of Sanskrit is to be presented; and, finally, in comparative lndo-European courses together with such texts as Antoine Meillet's Introduction to the Comparative Study of the Inda-European Languages, translated from the French by Gordon B. Ford, Jr. All three groups of students should find this im­portant book extremely useful, and I hope that its publication in an English edition will promote the study of Sanskrit in the English-speaking world.
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