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« on: January 16, 2012, 09:03:30 pm »
I can recognize a few words here and there, but can in no way claim to know what I'm doing.  I just wondered if anyone else here had given this amazing language any study, or would like to research and discuss a little.
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:03:13 pm »
I've loved the script for a while, but my real interest in the language stems from The Matrix. I feel guilty enough, but I love it all the same.


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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 11:52:11 pm »
Wou!  I never would have picked that up as sanskrit, although I can see it once the lyrics are in front of me, and even occasionally identify a word meaning here and there.  (I'm unspeakably proud of this accomplishment.)
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 08:45:42 pm »
Wou!  I never would have picked that up as sanskrit, although I can see it once the lyrics are in front of me, and even occasionally identify a word meaning here and there.  (I'm unspeakably proud of this accomplishment.)

This is more my "speed."
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm5fhb_virtual-kirtan-choir-sings-ma-durga-by-krishna-das_music

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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 10:02:06 pm »
I took two years of Sanskrit in college.  I am woefully out of practice reading it these days, however.
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 10:21:20 pm »
Cool!  You are now officially my hero.  Don't feel anxious, however, I have lots of them. ;D
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 10:23:48 pm »
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 03:01:20 pm »
I, too have an interest in Sanskrit. I have a good friend of mine who has taken some courses in Sanskrit, as he would like to do missionary work in Tibet and Nepal. We have had some interesting discussions about Sanskrit since then.

It is my understanding that Sanskrit has more in common with western languages than it does eastern languages.

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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 04:34:19 pm »
It is my understanding that Sanskrit has more in common with western languages than it does eastern languages.

Err.  "Western languages" vs. "Eastern languages" is not a terribly linguistically descriptive comparison. :)

It was work of European scholars studying Sanskrit that clued them into the fact that it was related to other languages of Europe.  In particular, Classical Greek and Sanskrit are kissing cousins, and it was the recognition of this that is largely responsible for kick-starting the entire field of linguistics — Latin and Greek are (linguistically) too distantly related for the relationships to be really obvious.  For amusement's sake, present tense of "to bear" in Greek and Sanskrit:

GreekSanskrit
1sg.φέρω pherōbhárāmi
2sg.φέρεις phereisbhárasi
3sg.φέρει phereibhárati
1pl.φέρομεν pheromenbhárāmas(i)
(Doric φέρομες pheromes)
2pl.φέρετε pheretebháratha
3pl.φέρουσι pherousibháranti
(Doric φέροντι pheronti)

A fun cognate, king: Skt. rāja, Lat. rex (reg-), OIr. rí, ríg.

Sanskrit is a somewhat odd choice for a future missionary.  Nepali or Tibetan would let you talk to many more people.  Sanskrit is somewhat like Latin — a major repository of historical and religious literature, but not really known by too many people.
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 08:07:23 am »
Sorry for the necropost, but you are as close as I know to a Sanskrit scholar.  Someone recently posted this (ahem, rant, ahem) on a facebook site that I read, and this was not my understanding of the word "dharma" at all!!!  Is this correct??

"Perhaps this word dharma means something akin to karma, but the "duh" sanskrit inflection at the beginning of the word dharma does convey sarcasm as to something already known and perceptibly obvious. And the letter "r" in sanskrit means "head." And, "ma" is a sanskrit verb that means "to know." So, my dharma is "Obviously, the head knows." Or, through pure intuition, I have come to know the Creator."
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 12:24:11 pm »
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Re: Sanskrit
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 03:30:50 pm »
Is this correct??

It is purest lunacy.

Thank you for your answer. :)  I was pretty sure that it was complete jibberish, but it is reassuring to have these things confirmed. ;)
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