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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... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 408
by Ossian - 1807
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Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Norman A. Johnson - Science - 2007 - 256 pages
...Latin, ancient Greek, and the other European languages were derived from a common ancestor. He stated: The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and 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...exquisitely refined than either; yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly...
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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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The Ancient Languages of Europe

Roger D. Woodard - Foreign Language Study - 2008
...103 108 145 179 225 247 252 CHAPTER 1 Language in ancient Europe: an introduction ROGER D. WOODARD The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity,...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly...
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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...exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly...
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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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