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Sanskrit: Its Importance to Language

A language which spawned the birth of many Indo-European languages, its realization could only have come through divine means. No doubt one of the greatest contributions from Vedic culture is the script and language of Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the language … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ancient India: Its Language and Religions by Hermann Oldenberg

Ancient India: Its Language and Religionsby Hermann Oldenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good book to understand the history of Sanskrit studies in West. How it started and which personalities made clear inroads into that field is all detailed … Continue reading

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Sanskrit dhātu

In Sanskrit, the word “dhātu” stands for ‘Root’ (verb root) /’Building block’. The word “dhātu” literally means ‘that which holds’ (potency) or denotes a set of action(s). This word itself has the “dhā” as the root (“dhātu”) In Sanskrit “vyākaraṇa” … Continue reading

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How New Words Are Created

http://www.thehistoryofenglish.com/issues_new.html By Creating from Scratch Many of the new words added to the ever-growing lexicon of the English language are just created from scratch, and often have little or no etymological pedigree. A good example is the word dog, etymologically … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Alphabet


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