Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sanskrit and the history of European Scholarship regarding it

The following is a quote from Wikipedia under the heading "Sanskrit" and the subheading "European scholarship".

European scholarship

European scholarship in Sanskrit, begun by Heinrich Roth (1620–1668) and Johann Ernst Hanxleden (1681–1731), is regarded as responsible for the discovery of the Indo-European language family by Sir William Jones. This scholarship played an important role in the development of Western philology, or historical linguistics.[citation needed]
Sir William Jones, speaking to the Asiatic Society in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on February 2, 1786, said:
The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong, indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists. end quote.

I especially like the comment "indeed, that no philologer could examine all three(Greek, Latin and Sanskrit), without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists." In thinking more about this one wonders about precursor civilizations like Atlantis, and Mu and Lemuria, all of which by legend were sophisticated enough for travel between the stars.


Anonymous said...

Happy Spring Equinox Dad!

I hope this next segment of the year brings more love and light into all our hearts and the World!

Peace starts from within.


Anonymous said...

The book: Telos volume 1, by Aurelia louise Jones, talks about the language of the Lumurians that is called Solara Maru (or Solara Maru is the name of the base theme language of our particular galaxy that lumurain is a branch of. Not sure which). The languages that are most similar to Solara Maru in our world (as we know it) are Hebrew, Egyptian, and Sanskrit.


intuitivefred888 said...

In regard to ancient pre-recorded history languages I think the most useful thing to do for those capable of it is to tune into the languages yourself and see what use they are to you in this present lifetime. In this way one becomes their own fount of knowledge and that knowledge tends to be more useful in some ways than almost anything else one can read. "Know Yourself. And the Truth will set you Free!"