Present system[ edit ] The present system includes the present tense , the imperfect , and the optative and imperative moods, as well as some of the remnant forms of the old subjunctive. The tense stem of the present system is formed in various ways. For thematic verbs, the present tense stem may be formed through: 1. For athematic verbs, the present tense stem may be formed through: 2. For modern linguistic purposes it is better treated as a subclass of the 5th. This class described by native grammarians refers to a process which is derivational in nature, and thus not a true tense-stem formation.
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Reviewer: Dirk D. Anderson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, Subject: A Vedic Grammar for Students This book is intended to be a corresponding companion reference to the Authors: "A Vedic reader for Students". Therefore this review should be considered in that context. Due to ocassional errors in the Reader, at times it can be frustrating finding the intended reference in this Grammar.
Furthermore, the way this book is organized, headings and subheadings are not as clearly delineated as they could have been. There is no Devanagari script, the intended companion Reader supplies that. Quite technical and detailed. Evidently this is a condensed version of the Authors: "Vedic Grammar". Appendix supplies information regarding Metre and Accent etc. Metre provides a rythmn and structure that helps the memory retain this Oral Tradition.
As does accent, which consisted originally of three pitches tones forming the basis of what would become Indian Music. The treatment of accent in this Grammar is difficult to follow.
Internet search of the subject may be better.
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