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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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...1746-1794 1 The law is a jealous science. Letter to Mr. Howard, 4 Oct. 1774 See Story 1 2 The Sanskrit forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong, indeed, that no philologer...
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Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism

Isaac Bonewits - Religion - 2006 - 329 pages
...he already spoke, gave a speech to the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, in which he said: The Sanskrit 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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The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant

Russill Paul - Health & Fitness - 2010 - 336 pages
...heritage and connect us to each other through an intimate resonance of sacred sound. "The Sanskrit 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 philosopher...
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The Study of Language

George Yule - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 273 pages
...Jones made the following observation about Sanskrit, the ancient language of Indian law. The Sanskrit 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. 183 could not be described from...
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Urdu/Hindi: An Artificial Divide: African Heritage, Mesopotamian Roots ...

Abdul Jamil Khan - Foreign Language Study - 2006 - 400 pages
...statement to the Royal Asiatic Society of Calcutta that he accepted the antiquity of Sanskrit: The Sanskrit 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 have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could...
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The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World

Charles Yang - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 289 pages
...expert on the Sanskrit language, made a remarkable observation: The Sanskrit language, whatever may be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more...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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HistÚria de la Llengua Anglesa I

2006 - 112 pages
...RL 1994. Language Change. London and New York: Routiedge. 12 2. LANGUAGE RELATIONSHIPS "The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of Ihem a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly...
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The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian ...

David W. Anthony - Social Science - 2010 - 568 pages
...now quoted in every introductory textbook of historical linguistics (punctuation mine): The Sanskrit 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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Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Norman A. Johnson - Science - 2007 - 256 pages
...Greek, and the other European languages were derived from a common ancestor. He stated: The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful...stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no...
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A Handbook of Ancient Religions

John R. Hinnells - Religion - 2007
...whatever maybe its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than Greek, more copious than Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet...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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