Lesson 6: The Optative
Answer the following questions in the box below. (In addition, if anything in the video was unclear or you have any feedback about it, please provide it in the space below.)
- What happens to the Present stem in the optative?
- What are the Optative’s endings and are there any we haven’t seen before?
Recite the paradigm of नी below in the Optative, along with the recording until you can do it on your own. Focus on aspirating the aspirates and pronouncing the dentals on the teeth. While you’re practicing, you can also click on the individual forms below (e.g., नयेत्) to hone in on their pronunciation.