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Old 05-22-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Sanskrit is not a south indian language. It's one of the oldest languages in the Indo-European language family; a group in which languages such as modern English, Persian and Hindi fall under.
Its a typical supremacist attitude. Whatever that is old and good , add some "European" to it.

There were several European people( Max Mueller, G U Pope etc) who studied the two primary languages of India - Tamil and Sanskrit and translated some works in English. The truth is it is very difficult to determine the time when they were around, but its definitely not "European" .
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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Its a typical supremacist attitude. Whatever that is old and good , add some "European" to it.

There were several European people( Max Mueller, G U Pope etc) who studied the two primary languages of India - Tamil and Sanskrit and translated some works in English. The truth is it is very difficult to determine the time when they were around, but its definitely not "European" .
Hence why the language group is named Indo-European.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:38 PM
 
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Hence why the language group is named Indo-European.
It is difficult to determine the time period ONLY. But it is not difficult to determine who speaks Sanskrit and present. And its very easy to dtermine not one of them speaks sanskrit in Europe, now or thousands of years ago.

Your analogy is like, some guy doesnt know who his father is, hence assumes that someone may be his father and puts the burden of proof on that perceived father
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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Sanskrit is not a south indian language. It's one of the oldest languages in the Indo-European language family; a group in which languages such as modern English, Persian and Hindi fall under.

did you not see the comma after sanskrit? When I mean a proto-south indian language I mean the root language of tamil, telegu, and malu.


I meant 3 official languages. I'm not going to even get into base language for the northeast 7 seven sister tstates
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