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Season 2 - Episode 7

Sanskrit Sandhi Rules

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There are always exceptions to the rule. James explains how we will encounter places in Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita where the verses can be recited in more than one way—with the intention of facilitating a clear and easy recitation for the listener. He offers examples to help us understand, introducing us to a feature in Sanskrit called Sandhi, where the ending of a word can sometimes change or is split to accommodate the next word that follows it. He assures us that both ways are correct.

Follow along with the attached PDF's: the transliteration of Chapter 2, Sanskrit Recitation and Metre, and Sanskrit Alphabet.
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Aug 21, 2015
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