Complete Sanskrit Pronunciation
What you'll learn
- Precise & authentic articulation of all Sanskrit sounds, with ample practice
- Eliminating your native accent from Sanskrit pronunciation
- Practice on 300 Sanskrit words & 50 ślokas, with instructor's feedback
- 2 identical course versions - in Latin or in Devanāgarī script. 5.5 hours each!
- no prior knowledge of Sanskrit or Sanskrit script is required
Learn the tricks to tune your tongue and body to perfect Sanskrit phonetics, regardless of your native language. This practice will help you to minimize your accent to the minimum.
Practice individual sounds and sound groups with real examples from Sanskrit language. More than 300 word and 50 verses/mantras will boost your vocabulary as well!
Listen, watch, and repeat: With 5.5 hours of video and audio material you will be guided in each step of your journey to perfect Sanskrit sound - with no single detail left out.
Understand the science behind the Sanskrit alphabet - the most systematically arranged alphabet in the world. Being aware of its various sound groups will tremendously help you to perfectly reproduce in sound what you see on paper.
Don't know the traditional Sanskrit script? No problem - learn everything through the Romanized Sanskrit system (Latin/English letters). For those familiar with the देवनागरी script, the whole course is optionally presented in the देवनागरी as well (each version is 5.5 hours long).
Ask questions - post your questions on any of the classes and receive a prompt reply!
Receive personal feedback on your progress from the instructor - just send your recording when prompted and know what you are good at and where to improve!
Who this course is for:
- Students/teachers of Yoga, Bhakti, or any other Sanskrit related field
I was born in Latvia in 1982, as Artjoms Hvans. At the age of 17 I embraced the path of bhakti-yoga and shortly after that came to India to explore its ancient traditions, languages and culture. I spent five years in the South India studying and teaching the Vedic scriptures. The next five years I spent in a traditional school (gurukula) of Sanskrit in North Indian town of Govardhan, where I was thoroughly trained in Sanskrit grammar and other related disciplines, teaching the same after graduation. Since 2010 I am professionally engaged in Sanskrit translation, editing (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) and teaching. I love Sanskrit, having lived in each corner of its land for more than half of my life, among the people who speak it, chant it, and carry on its great culture. At present, I live with my family in Vadodara (Gujarat, India)