The mother of all present-day european languages. Originated in India.

Indo-European Language Subfamilies:

* Indo-Iranian (Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Persian)
* Hellenic (Greek)
* Armenian (Western Armenian, Eastern Armenian)
* Balto-Slavic (Russian, Polish, Czech, Lithuanian)
* Albanian (Gheg, Tosk)
* Celtic (Irish Gaelic, Welsh)
* Italic (Latin, Spanish, Italian, French)
* Germanic (German, English, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian)
* Anatolian (extinct) (Hittite)
* Tocharian (extinct) (Tocharian A, Tocharian B)

Language Similarities:

* Indo-European voiceless stops (p, t, k) became Germanic voiceless fricatives (f, th, h):

o Indo-European pœter, Germanic (English) father (contrast with non-Germanic: Latin pater)

o Indo-European treyes, Germanic (English) three (contrast with non-Germanic: Latin tres)

o Indo-European kerd, Germanic (English) heart, (compare with non-Germanic: Latin cord)

* Indo-European voiced stops (b, d, g) became Germanic voiceless stops (p, t, k):

o Indo-European abel, Germanic (English) apple (contrast with non-Germanic: Russian jabloko)

o Indo-European dent, Germanic (English) tooth (contrast with non-Germanic: Latin dentis)

o Indo-European grœno, Germanic (English) corn (contrast with non-Germanic: Latin granum)

* voiced aspirated stops(bh, dh, gh) to voiced stops (b, d, g):

o Indo-European bhrater, Germanic (English) brother (contrast with non-Germanic: Latin frater)
Maater in Sanskrit = Mutter in German = Mother in English.

Pitar in Sanskrit = Vater in German = Father in English.
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One of the most ancient and profound languages in the world to date. It originated in India, and is the language of choice for many ancient Indian scriptures including the Bhagvat Geeta, the Vedas, Upanishads, etc. Sanskrit is very unique in that it is considered THE best programming language. It is also very much free from many gramatical issues present in many languages. Furthermore Sanskrit is the mother language for many of today's languages. It is also a very poetic and beautiful language, you can sing it unlike any other language. It's also unfortunately currently a falling language, since most Indians don't seem to give a shit about it, preffering English rather than their own heritage.
A Sanskrit Verse:
Satyam Vadha: Tell the truth.

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Sanskrit came from Tamil. 40% tamil words are in Sanskrit.

Sanskrit is known as 'Sankatham' in Tamil. Sanskrit is an artifical language and it was coined in Kanji, Tamil Nadu.
Now tell us, how is the Sanskrit the ancient language? The North Indians want to see themselves as light skinned. This is the fate of stupid India.

Read SIVAMALA's post in UNARVUKAL.COM below:

1.3 Non-Existsnce of Sanskrit Before 500 BC /bThe prime fact which has been suppressed by the Anglo-Brahmin elite is that Sanskrit did not exist prior to the 6th century BC. This circumstance is evident from the following points :

bVedas - The word `Sanskrit' does not occur anywhere in the Vedas. Not a single verse mentions this word as denoting a language.

Chandasa - The Vedic language was referred to as Chandasa even by Panini himself Chatt., p. 63 , and not as `Sanskrit'.

Buddha - The Buddha was advised to translate his teachings into the learned man's tongue - the `Chandasa' standard Chatt., p. 64 , there is no mention of any `Sanskrit'. The Buddha refused, preferring the Prakrits. There is not even a single reference in any contemporary Buddhist texts to the word `Sanskrit'. This shows that Sanskrit did not even exist at the time of the Buddha and that the people at that period, even the Brahmins themselves, were not aware of themselves as speaking `Sanskrit'; they referred to their language as `Chandasa'.

Ramayana - The word `Sanskrit' occurs for the first time as referring to a language in the Ramayana : "In the latter Ramayana the term `samskrta' "formal, polished", is encountered, probably for the first time with reference to the language"

-- EB 22 `Langs', p. 616 It is to be noted that extant versions of the Ramayana date only to the centuries AD.

Asokan Script - The first inscriptions in Indian history are in Prakrit and not in Sanskrit. These are by the Mauryan King Ashoka (c. 273 BC - 232 BC ), and number over 30. They date to the 4th century BC. The script utilised is not `sacred' Devanagari, and the language is not `Mother' Sanskrit. They are mostly in the Brahmi script, while 2 inscriptions are in Kharoshtri. They are in various Prakrits and some in Afghanistan are in Greek and Aramaic Bas,. p. 390-1 . In fact all inscriptions in India were in Prakrit till the early centuries AD : "The earlier inscriptions up to the 1st century AD, were all in Prakrit"

-- Up., p. 164

Satavahana Inscriptions - The Satavahanas, the first historical dynasty of the Deccan, also used a Prakrit language. There is no usage of Sanskrit. The Nagarjunikonda insrciptions are by the Satvahana king Vijaya Satakarni in the early 3rd cetnruy AD & end with the Ikshvaku Rudrapurusadatta who ruled for 11 years in the second quarter of the 4th century. Most of the large number of inscriptions are in Prakrit and only a few belonging to Ehuvulu Santamula are in Sanskrit (he ruled during the last 24 years of the 3rd to the early 4th century AD ) but even most of his inscriptions are in Prakrit and those which are in Sasnkrit are heavily influenced by Prakrit Bhatt., p. 408 ftn. 46 .

The Nanaghat cave inscriptions in Poona distt. are in Prakrit and are the work of the Satavahana Satakarni I. They have been dated to the first half of the 1st century BC. The contemporary relgiion of this region was Vedic. Indra and Vasudev are mentioned as the Vedic gods then worshipped Bas, p. 395 . The later cave inscriptions of Nasik in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD are in the local Prakrit Bas, p. 395 . Thus, although the Vedic religion was followed in the Satavahana regions, Sanksrit was not in use.

Gandhari - Even Gandhari existed prior to Sanskrit. The Pali Dhammapada in Gandhari was discovered at Khotan in Kharoshtri script. It dates to the 1st or 2nd century AD. A Gandhari insrcription was discovered on a copper casket containing relics of the Lord Sakyamuni Bas, p. 393 .

Kharavela's Kalinga Inscription - Kharavela's Kalingan inscription of the 1st century BC were in a Prakrit of the east indian type. Interseting is the first mention of the word Bharatavarsha in an inscription. Kharavela is described as invading Bharatavarsha, which then evidently denoted only North India Bas, p. 393 .

First Sanskrit Inscription : 150 AD - The earliest inscription in Sanskrit is by the Saka

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A planet (hasn't been found yet). It looks just like Earth, but the inhabitants are all like aliens and stuff. And there's a very different political landscape. Continents are Ashuka, Tapuka, Ebryl, Ahsyn, Fazua, Ozura, and Forzuke.
Sanskrit also has some better taste in world leader choice, if you know what I mean. *cough cough Trump cough cough Kim Jong cough cough Putin cough cough*
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An ancient Indo-European language of India and the holy language of Hinduism. It shares connections with many languages in Europe and Asia, for example, English, German, Bulgarian, Russian, Greek, and Latin.

It has influenced many unrelated languages in its area as well, for example, the Dravidian languages have a significant amount of influence from Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the ancestor of many modern Indo-Aryan languages such as Hindi, Marathi, and Odia. Sanskrit is often credited as the mother of all Indo-European languages and even languages unrelated to it, but this is not the case. Sanskrit has no native script but is usually written today in the Devanagari script.
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Sanskrit is a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Classical Sanskrit is the standard register as laid out in the grammar of Pāṇini, around the 4th century BCE. Its position in the cultures of Greater India is akin to that of Latin and Greek in Europe and it has significantly influenced most modern languages of the Indian subcontinent, particularly in India, Pakistan and Nepal.

The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of the Rigveda being the oldest and most archaic stage preserved, its oldest core dating back to as early as 1500 BCE. This qualifies Rigvedic Sanskrit as one of the oldest attestations of any Indo-Iranian language, and one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family, the family which includes English and most European languages.
Sanskrit is an Indo-european language. Tamil is a dravidian language. They are different from each other but they have influenced each other for few thousand years.
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