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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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Hindus Under Siege: The Way Out

Subramanian Swamy - Crisis management - 2006 - 140 pages
...languages of Europe and declared in 1786, "The language of Sanskrit, whatever be its antiquity, is of the wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek,...the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either " C. Rajagopalachari is reported to have remarked that Sanskrit was a "symbol of our seniority among...
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Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction

James Clackson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007
...discipline. Jones remarked on the similarity of Sanskrit to Latin and Greek, stating that they all bore '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...
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The Ancient Languages of Europe

Roger D. Woodard - Foreign Language Study - 2008
...179 225 247 252 CHAPTER 1 Language in ancient Europe: an introduction ROGER D. WOODARD 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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The History of English

Scott Shay - Education - 2008 - 219 pages
..."Persian"), a language spoken in the Middle East. The famous quote below is from Jones: "The Sanskrit 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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Worlds at War: The 2,500 - Year Struggle Between East and West

Anthony Pagden - History - 2008 - 548 pages
...for having suggested that the linguistic affinities between Sanskrit — a language he declared to be 'more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either' — and most of what are now called the Indo-European languages, implied that they must all share a...
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