I was enrolled in a course of this during my first term in my current school. The language class was just too time consuming though so I stopped.
Once things settled, I’d love to learn this again. I’d love for it to be in the same level as my French in that I can functionally communicate with folks, can understand and read. I’d love to be fluent but (like French), I think that would just come with practice.
So yes, I’d love to learn how to read, write and talk in Sanskrit. Might take a while but it’s an interesting goal to have. 15 months ago
Here’s my insight into learning Sanskrit: Sanskrit is difficult. Very complex grammar rules. In the Autumn quarter of Intro to Sanskrit (a year long course) we learned only approx 300 vocabulary words. Most of our time in the 10 weeks of the quarter was spent on grammar rules.
I really, really liked my classmates; I felt I was among “my people” in class. The coursework was very challenging, but the professor was an easy grader, so it all balanced out. :-)
I ended up with an A-.
Winter quarter starts in 3 days, so I better start reviewing NOW. 2 years ago
Intro to Sanskrit will be offered Autumn quarter at the local University. Since I am an alum, I should have no problem signing up to take the class. Intro to Sanskrit is offered every year, but only in the Autumn quarter, so it is either take it now, or wait a year. (Or find some other venue for learning it.)
I am tempted, tempted, tempted to sign up for it this year, even though taking a class five mornings a week probably will not be all that convenient…. 3 years ago