Features of Sanskrit that make it an extra-ordinary language

Sanskrit. A Beautiful language.

uttiSTha bhArata

This is the first of a series of articles explaining what separates out Sanskrit from rest of the languages. This will make you realize how under-developed, regressive and full of redundancies are most of the modern languages. In fact, by the end of the series you will have generated a feeling of dissatisfaction towards the languages you speak currently. Let’s start off.

The first inefficiency that creeps into the modern languages, originates from the very idea  these languages (English, Hindi, German, Japanese etc)…

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About Rahul Vittal

Believes that all that happens for the good. If not , you have to make it good.

2 responses to “Features of Sanskrit that make it an extra-ordinary language”

  1. Kapil C. says :

    Rahul, except 4. there is hardly any of these points which are unique to Sanskrit. All the rest so called “unique” points are very much applicable to the entire Indo-European family of languages.

    It’s fine to be proud of our languages, but blogs like the one you reposted from indulge in substantial hyperbole. These blogs almost always compare Sanskrit to some modern language like English (apples to oranges) and point out some features which appear outstanding. Instead let them look at Greek, Latin, Hittite – all of which contain the so called “unique” features.

    Eg. the claim that Sanskrit is uniquely punctuation free. The absence of comma using Sanskrit च is actually an old Indo-European feature very much present in Latin and Greek. It is an enclitic – a special variety of IE morphemes called clitics.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitic

    These uniqueness and greatness claims of Sanskrit must be taken with a truckload of salt and must be cross-checked with any good textbook on comparative linguistics esp IE linguistics instead of these inward-looking blogs which for their own ideological reasons want to spread misinformation.

    best,
    KC

    • Rahul Vittal says :

      True! The article is quite hyberbolic, but hyperbole is needed to grab attention of readers , who would otherwise just go past this article without taking another look. Sanskrit has suffered a lot over the ages and this article, I believe reminds us of the beautiful language it was/is.

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