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An Invaluable Learning Tool - SANSKRIT TUTOR CD-ROM

From: T. R.Govindarajan (tgovindarajan_at_lucent.com)
Date: Fri Sep 07 2001 - 09:00:15 PDT

srI:
SrImate srIgopAladeSika mahAdeSikAya nama:

    It is well known that Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages and is the
root of most of Indian languages and some European languages. In recent times, 
the use of Sanskrit as natural language processing in the area of Artificial 
Intelligence for knowledge representation is under study.

   An interactive multi-media CD-ROM has been developed by International
Multimedia Developers, New York (US) / Bangalore (India).

   This CD-ROM has been created for the benefit of first time Sanskrit students 
as well as those who wish to move beyond the current level.

   The CD-ROM will make a user master the writing and pronunciation of Sanskrit
language and help the reading of any Sanskrit text (Example: Bhagavad Gita,
Upanishad, Stotram etc.) in the Devanagari script. 

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Contents in brief:

   The CD-ROM provides a user with two options of learning levels namely
Beginners
and Advanced. The CD-ROM contains numerous Sanskrit words and 430 Sanskrit 
alphabet animation, both levels combined have 5800 sound files. There are 16 
conversation steps that have audio and visual references. The verb examples 
include 110 verb forms with audio aide. In addition there are 47 audio case 
ending examples of nouns and pronouns.

   The CD-ROM has sections on Alphabets, Basic grammar, Subhashitani, Sandhi,
vocabulary,shabdamanjari, number, gender, cases, pronouns, adjective, verbs, 
avyaya,upasarga,samasa, slokas, Interrogatives, Taddita, kaaraka, dictionary, 
glossary and documentation of help files in html format which can be browsed 
by a web browser, and also printed for reference.

  Animation for writing of alphabet vowels, consonants and combined letters are
illustrated with examples visually and with sound.

  In the dictionary, important and frequently used Sanskrit words with 
meanings in English along with their transliterations are included.

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  The students can form about 2500 sentences from the table.
Each section is followed by exercises and quizzes for the lesson.

  They are designed in such a way that the user feels comfortable with the
learning and the experience is enjoyable. The graphics are excellent. The 
entire package is user-friendly.

  The CD-ROM is modestly priced at $ 20 (includes shipping and mailing charges) 
in the U.S.

Ordering Information:

1. In India, please contact International Multimedia Developers, Bangalore by
   phone at 080-6340844 and / or by Email: imd@blr.vsnl.net.in

2. In the U.S, the CD-ROM may be ordered by mailing a check made payable to
TARANGA
to the address:
DR. M.G. PRASAD
TARANAGA
1, Osborne Terrace
Maplewood, NJ 07040

For more Info please contact DR. M.G.Prasad by phone: (973) 762-3720 (Evening)
or by Email: mprasad@stevens-tech.edu

3. For other countries: Please order from Bangalore or from U.S. Air-mail
charges extra.


srI srI Ranga Sadgurave namah

Jai Sriman nArAyanA

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