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" 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... "
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by Sir William Jones - 1807
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The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia

Frances Wood - Art - 2002 - 270 pages
...Asiatic Society of Bengal, 'the first Englishman to know Sanskrit', said of that language that it was 'more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the...Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either'. The entry in Buckland's Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906) noted the deleterious effects of these...
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A Textbook of Historiography, 500 B.C. to A.D. 2000

E. Sreedharan - Historiography - 2004 - 570 pages
...of the new revelations, not always warranted by the sources. Jones had found the Sanskrit language "more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either "" He labored to show that the Indian division of the Zodiac was not borrowed from the Greeks or Arabs;...
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The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was ...

Tomoko Masuzawa - Religion - 2005 - 359 pages
...celebrated third presidential address to the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Jones declared: The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...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...
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Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Friedrich August von Hayek, Alfred Bosch - Social Science - 2005 - 575 pages
...in: Asiatic Researches, I, S. 422, Nachdruck in seinen Works, London 1807, III, S. 34: »The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...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...
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Body Matters: Simple Secrets for Elegant Aging

Darca Lee Nicholson, BFA, MA, CMT - Hymns, English - 2007 - 246 pages
...speaking to the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, February 2, 1786 said: The Sanskrit language, whatever its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect...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 philosopher...
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A Garden of Words

Martha Barnette - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 212 pages
...introduction to books about word origins: . . . [T]he Sanskrit language, whatever may be its antiquity, is of wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek,...stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong that no philologer...
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Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Friedrich August von Hayek - Liberty - 2005 - 575 pages
...in: Asiatic Researches, I, S. 422, Nachdruck in seinen Works, London 1807, III, S. 34: »The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a strenger affmity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have...
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Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

Hermione De Almeida, George H. Gilpin - Art - 2005 - 336 pages
...ancient Sanskrit: The Sanscrit language, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Creek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely...of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of the verbs and in the forms of the grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident ...'....
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What Ten Young Men Did

Daṇḍin, Dandin - Literary Collections - 2005 - 651 pages
...philologist WILLIAM JONES, already in 1786, eulogized the "wonderful structure" of the Sanskrit language as "more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely ref1ned than either." Dandin's writing is a case in point. Nevertheless, our novel stands apart from...
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Sir William Jones, 1746-94: A Commemoration

William Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 169 pages
...passage of his writings, from his 'Discourse on the Hindus'. '° I quote it yet again: The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...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, than no philologer...
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