Here we are going to learn about Indicating positions using simple sentences in the Sanskrit language. A position of a person, thing or event can be indicated using the following words in the Sanskrit language, through the table given below the Sanskrit word, its meaning in English and its various applications can be understood.
|Position||Meaning in English||Sentence Example.|
|Atra||Here||Gita atra asti. Geeta is here.|
|Tatra||There||Geeta tatra nasti. Geeta is not there. Note: Use of “na” in asti to give a negative connotation, to hint that a person is “not present”.|
|Sarvatra||Everywhere||Vayuhu Sarvatra asti. Wind is everywhere. Note: This word has to be used in a way that it can make sense, it has to be used with caution.|
|Anyatra||anywhere||Saha anyatra asti. He is somewhere. This also hints, in an extremely subtle way, that the person in question is not here.|
Thus these are the four positions that can be used in the Sanskrit language. In the past chapters we dealt with the use of words like this, that, which, what, who , and we kept in mind that the two genders and the Person in which the sentence is written determine which words have to be chosen to while constructing a sentence.
Besides these, we dealt with the use of inclusion of time and stating of different days keeping at the center “today”.
It is consequential for the learners to bear in mind that the Sanskrit language is not limited to the rules stated on this website. It is never possible to encase an entire language within a few rules. However, these rules have been given and we insist that they are followed thoroughly because these make it easier for the learners to understand the basics of the new language.
However, what can be made conspicuous to the learners when they look at the tables is that it is the inflections which dictate patterns in this language, it is, therefore, necessary to understand how these infections are added.
As we move further, the students will learn more about the dynamics of grammar.