Lesson 12. Mala makes her entry.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Mala माला . Ram's been on the website for some time now and Vana has already made its presence felt. Time now that Mala be shown how much we have been waiting for her to arrive. Mala आकारान्त स्त्री॰ is the standard word we use to decline आकारान्त स्त्री॰ words.  क्षमा  forgiveness, लज्जा shame, बालिका girl, कन्या girl, नासिका nose, शिला stone, शाटिका sari are  examples of आकारान्त स्त्री॰ words.
Interesting Fact:
There are no अकारान्त स्त्री॰ words in Sanskrit. So how would one decline Jasminder of the 'Bend it like Beckham' fame? Or for that matter lovely modern feminine names like Shireen, Suman, Sonal, Charlotte, Posh, Venus or Neelam ?  Ah! But don't we have solutions to every problem!! If you want to be grammatically correct, simply add the word 'महोदया Madam' to the अकारान्त name if the lady you desire to speak about is a grown-up, or the word 'कन्या/बालिका girl' if it's a little lady that you are referring to. These words convert the अकारान्त name into an आकारान्त one and are now ready to be declined like माला | Simple.
Rules remain the same...प्र॰ वि॰ subject, द्वि॰ वि॰ object.
माला ( name of a girl/ a garland) आकारान्त स्त्री॰
विभक्तिः  एकवचनम्  द्विवचनम् बहुवचनम्
प्रथमा माला माले  मालाः


मालाम् माले मालाः




So shall we move onto our exercises In lesson 12 A?


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