Introduction into Vedic Sanskrit

lglor1541  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction into Vedic Sanskrit
5.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Prerequisite: the course LGLOR1671 or LGLOR1672 (level 1).
Main themes
Initiation to the Vedic language, the most archaic state of Old Indo-Aryan before its fixation in classical Sanskrit, and represented by texts ranging from the hymns of the Rigveda to ritualistic prose.
Systematic presentation of the phonetics, morphology and syntax of this language state, illustrated by extracts from representative texts.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 translate, using the appropriate tools, Vedic texts of simple and middle level ;
2 understand the linguistic peculiarities of this state of language compared to classical Sanskrit in particular.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Oral exam
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Facilities also offered in Dutch, German and Russian.
Online resources
The online working tools related to the course are provided to the students directly or via Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome