Ananda is where each of us wants to be when we think of being truly happy.
Sanskrit words such as this one, represent ultimate cleanliness. Satya represents truth-telling in all aspects. It is a discipline in practising positive morals.
The word Ahimsa is much more powerful than you may think. Ahimsa means to be peaceful.
Sanskrit is one of the 22 official languages of India.
Sanskrit is used as a first language by 14,100 in India and by 15,770 worldwide, as well as by 194,000 as a second language in India.
Sanskrit verbs are divided into two broad groups: athematic and thematic. Thematic verbs are called so because the theme vowel -a- is inserted between the stem and the ending. Thematic verbs tend to be more regular than athematic ones.
There are 13 vowels in total, including 8 monophthongs, 3 vocalic liquids, and 2 diphthongs. The vocalic (or syllabic) liquids are a combination of a liquid consonant with a brief vowel (ɪ, ə). Despite the consonant component, they behave like vowels from the prosodical and grammatical viewpoint.
Sanskrit has 33 consonants in total, including 20 stops, 4 fricatives, 5 nasals, and 4 liquids/glides.
Sound changes at the juncture of words and between morpheme boundaries are widespread. This process is known as sandhi.