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: the current quantity is the result of a seminar at the Ideology and standing of Sanskrit held in Leiden below the auspices of the overseas Institute for Asian reviews. The publication includes stories of the most important sessions and demanding parts within the historical past of the Sanskrit language, from the earliest, Vedic and pre-Vedic sessions, during the interval during which the (restricted) use of Sanskrit unfold over essentially all of South (including a part of critical) and Southeast Asia (sometimes known as the interval of 'Greater India') as much as the hot heritage of Sanskrit in India. The contributions of this quantity are divided into 3 sections: 1. Origins and production of the 'Eternal Language'; 2. Transculturation, Vernacularization,; Sanskritization,; three. The Sanskrit culture: Continuity from the prior or building from the current?

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7. 4-6, the syntactic arguments for prehistoric Subversion are not particularly strong. Subversionists, however, feel that it is a mistake to examine each of the features separately; for the CUMULATIVE presence of the three features in early Indo-Aryan, as well as in Dravidian, cannot possibly be due to chance and must be explained as the result of Subversion. Anti-Subversionists are not convinced that a cumulation of weak evidence adds up to a strong case. ) per sentence and that, therefore, the presence of SOV, absolutives, and quotatives 'should be treated more like a SINGLE feature than as cumulative evidence '.

This belief, in turn, is considered supported by the claim that the Rgvedic Indo-Aryans make a clear ethnic distinction between themselves and the indigenous population, called däsas or dasyus, frequently depicting the latter as 'infidels' (adeva), and characterizing them as 'black-skinned' in contrast to their own lighter hue. w. ])") and 32; Elizarenkova 1995: 36; Gonda 1975: 129; Hale 1986: 147 (see also 154); Kuiper 1991: 17 (vs. ibid. 3-4); Kulke & Rothermund 1990: 35; Mansion 1931: 6; Rau 1957: 16; Parpola 1988: 104-106, 120-121, 125; see also Deshpande 1979a: 260, 1993a: 216-127.

Similarly, Skt. e. as sugar in fineground form, while Engl. sugar cannot be internally explained. Especially troublesome is the question of chance similarities: As the continuing controversy over remote linguistic relationship shows, there is no generally accepted answer to the question, 'What is the chance of similarities being accidental'. g. Hock 1993a with references, as well as the long list of Tamil/English chance similarities (and other 'false friends') established in Southworth 1982. Note also the Dravidian/Indo-Aryan chance similarities in Hock 1984 and the Indo-Aryan/English ones in Hock 1993a.

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