Why Sanskrit is the Mother of All Indo-European Languages? And How the Europeans Concealed It?

bharatjohnson
bharatjohnson / 3 yrs ago /
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Latin, English and Sanskrit Besides Sub Prime History Written By the Victors

I think it is wrong to hide the influence of Sanskrit on English, Latin and other Indo-European languages. Kalidaasa’s Shakunthalam and Goethe’s Sakontala may not be that different after all. The Vedas, Puranas, Itihaasas, Upanishad’s and the Five Books of Moses and the Old Testament and the New Testament may not be that dissimilar either.

From these premises I believe learning Sanskrit is eminently more sensible than learning Latin. Many people blindly believe Greek and Latin alone is responsible for the English etymology. This belief could be due to the fact that in English dictionaries the etymology of most English words is shown as Greek & Latin or French & German. The Sanskrit connection is often ignored or sidelined either due to ignorance, bigotry, intellectual racism or all of them. Some others can't even make the connection between English and the rest of the Indo-European family of languages although it is the largest language family in the world spoken by the largest number of people in Asia and Europe even according to several Encyclopedias.

In a world of ideological divide and academic expediency what is forgotten are the true connections between the Indo-European languages. It is believed that the Silk Road has been in existence for about 4500 years or so connecting Europe with Asia which in a sense laid the foundations of the modern world as we know it.

For some the Silk Road unfortunately was a mere " spice road/curry trade route" involving some spices like cloves, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric or a luxury trade involving silk, sahutosh, pashmina, cashmere, diamonds, pearls, saphron, precious stones etc! Was it also a “Skills Road” as it was in Asia that most of humanity’s first innovations happened? The Silk Road/Silk Route or whatever that infrastructure is called allowed Europe to learn about the religions like Hinduism (the oldest of major religions), Judaism, Budhism, Jainism, Christianity, and Islam which all originated in Asia. Jesus Christ was a rebel Jewish Rabbi born in Asia (Israel/Palestine) and whether he has had blonde hair or not is not the issue the issue is about the assimilation of languages, cultures, philosophies, science between the the two continents.

Please bear in mind how the European colonialists rewrote the history of humanity since the early 1700s to this day using their techonological and economic advantage in the form of printing presses, industrial revolution, typewritters to the computer. Until 1700 AD both India and China together had a global GDP share of 70% which in India's case shrunk to 0.8% by 1991 and China's to less than India's in 1947. Please keep in mind the denigration inflicted on both India and China by the European print and television media using both the so called experts from Europe in tandem with the hired Indian and Chinese experts. The typical Indian and Chinese pictures of 1990s that of the cyclists on Chinese roads or that of the Hindu monks in bathing ghats in Varanasi or that of snake charmers to name a few were all part of a pattern like a pattern of dictatorships and dynastic rulers in the developing world mostly educated in British universities like in the case of the Indira-Nehru dynasty of India, the Bhuttos of Pakistan, the Husseins and Azads of Jordan and Syria. Ever wondered why all the Indian born Booker Prize Winners are all staunch British supporters, Hindu haters and Islamic sympathisers! Ever wondered why Khalid Muhammed Sheik the architect of September 11 terrorist attacks on New York was educated in London School of Economics? The London School of Economics is hotbed of Islamic terrorism according to several reports by UK Sunday Times!

In its hey day the British establishment through their charitable, human rights and other organisations were the chief brand ambassadors, benefactors and alibi makers for the Kasmiri and Sikh militants. One should also take note why only the Taj Mahal is shown and celebrated as the only architectural marvel whilst there are thousands of Indian temples and palaces some of which beat Taj Mahal in its aesthetic and architectural fete. The key to creating Divide and Rule whether in a family or a nation is by favouring one against the other without which no one can create Divide and Rule. Please also appreciate why the Western Europeans who derisively call the Eastern Europeans have no qualms in claiming that the foundation of Western Civilisation was laid by Greece which is easterly of even Eastern Europe. Another case in point of this historical, cultural, linguistic, civilisational denigration through distortion and misrepresentation is the name given to South Asians in Britain. South Asians from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh are called "Asians" whilst Japan, South Korea, Israel, China, Saudi Arabia and in short all the major forex buyers are in Asia. The finest example of the European colonial mindset is the British Monarch annointing British and pliable foreign nationals as Lords, Knights, Commanders, Officers and Dames of the Empire. The British leftists like leftists everywhere are anti heritage like the Islamic fundamentalists as evidenced by Mao's Cultural Revolution, Stalin's Russification, the blowing up of the Bamiyan Buddha in Afghanistan by the Taliban. The British charity industry works in tandem with the foreign office controlled BBC and the British education industry. Sorry for going on about this context whilst the theme of this blog is about looking at how English borrowed so heavily from Sanksrit. If "Nein" in German is the English equivalent of "No" and Jagnath is good for juggernaut many of the Sanskrit words in this blog do qualify for this etymological study.

I therefore believe that there is more connection between Sanskrit, Latin and English than projected by vested interests and the historians of the victors as Latin is also an Indo-European language. I am not an expert in Latin (my Latin learning confined to mere botanical and zoological names plus legal terms etc). However I believe it is order to give the similarities between English and Sanskrit (Some Sanskrit words are difficult to be spelt in English as the former has 48 letters whilst the latter has only 26. The differences in the pronunciation of “C”, “kicking Ka” “Curly Ka” “J” and “G” in English may be an issue for some. Sanskrit is not a simplistic or simpleton’s alphabet with only vowels and consonants but has vowels and consonants with complex Gutturals, Palatals, Cerebrals, Dentals, Labials, Sibilants and Aspirates. Please also do appreciate that most of the words given in this blog are based on the starting sound of the words represented by the respective Sanskrit and English alphabets. It is believed that to have a normal conversation or writing letters one needs only a five hundred word strong vocabulary assuming grammar, pronunciation etc are properly used. Simply because the modern numerals looks like Arabic numerals there was no need to sever the connection between the Sanskrit numerals and Arabic numerals either as there was no historical or scientific reason to do so except when history and study of languages is subservient to colonial bigotry. I will try to give my best shot to compare English and Sanskrit as below;



English- Sanskrit


 

MotherMathar

FatherPithar

BrotherBrathar

SisterSvasar

DaughterDuhitar

Son Sud

NavyNav (Naavig)

Nine Nau/Nav

NewNava

Diva DivineDevi/Dev

Duo/Duvet/DualDvaya

TwoDva

Three/Trinity/TridentThri/Thraya/Trishul

SameSama

CerealSiri

DentalDenda

RhythmRtham

SaintSant

Bad Name/Bad SmellBadnam/Badbu

BetterBehethr

ProvincePravshya

ProphetPravachak

PrimitivePrachin/Pouranik

AmbrosiaAmrut

Vicious/Poisonous Vish

Preserve(Protect)Pare

Prime Pradhan/Pramukh

ImmortalAmarath

SunSoma/Surya/Sooraj

Nose(Nasal)Nasika

Pail (Pail of )Pyala

ArroganceAhamkar

SaturnShani

ChallengeChunnothi

BoyBalak

CowardKhayal

PrayerPrarthan

DayDivas/Din

NailNakh

CotCutti

BeatBetayi

CutCutiya

WorriedWihilith

ArrowAsthra (Astra)

Adidas Aadhidas

Looks likeLagtha

SorrowSankad

HeartHrut

ServeSeva

WordVachan/Vak

AtomAnu

PropagationPrasaran

ShameSharam

ShelterSharan

HomicideHatya

GenocideJanahatya

Geno Janma

SenateSabha

Magical/Magician/Magic Maya/Mayavi

Magical/Mandrek Mantrik

SecureSurakshith

InsecureAsurakshith

SageSadhu

SeaSagar

MouthMoo

MoustacheMoosh

StrengthShakth

EndAndh

Serenity/ShalomShanthi

PriestPathiri/Pujari/Purohit

ProtectParithranaya

DoorDwar

ServantSevak/Seva

Means (means this)Mane

AttackAakraman

PiousPavitr

AtrocityAthyachar

HeyHe

RoseRoja

CowardKhayal

ChestChathi

BeatBeati

TamborineTamburu

Gehenna(Bible)Gehan/Gahari

Wisdom/WiseVivek/Vivakshi

MatterMathr

SwastikSwastika

AryanAryan (Not to be confused with Sir William Jone's Aryan Theory)

EvenEva

NoseNasika

WhatYat

NameNaama/Nam (as in nomenclature)

HandHasth

VowVaada/Vruth

SupremeSattamam

PathPatha

FeetPaada (as in podiatry)

Myth as in mythology Mythya

MirageMaya

SelfSva/m Swayam

IgnoranceAgyan (Agnostic)

Avatar (movie)Avathar

Man (as in mankind)Manav

NegateNih (as in annihilate)

NoNa

Never Na

NanoNanna

MindMana/h

Math (as in mathematics) - Mat (Hindu monastry)

SerpentSarpa

MeMam

TheeThvam

You Tu (as in Ye tu Brutus- You too Brutus)

Those Tam

Mine Mama

In me Mayi

They Te

It/This Ithi/Idam

ThatTat

It Id

From that/Therefore Thatam

Bind (as in bound together) Bandh

Bondage Bhandam

Vocabulary Vak/Vachan

What yeth

Stanza Sloka

Sthitha/Sthithi Position/Situ (as in situ)

Stine (as in Palestine) Stan (as in Pakistan/Uzebekistan)

Kamosh Calm

HereIhar

ProtestPradhished

Baby/BoyBaalak

Yuv Youth

NewNava

NavelNaabhi

OctoAstha

DecemDasham

CentamSatam

Percentage Prati Shat

Curriculam Gurukul

Guru Guru

Mantra Manthra

Kushi Cushy

Naughty Narked

Naked Nagna

Mandate Matdhan

Part (as in chapter) Parv

Attack Aakraman

Go Bhago/Ja (with a G sound)

Upper Ooper

Crow Kauva
Anonymous Anjan
Shine Shaan
Vision Viksha
Start Shurvat
Science Shastr
Prophecy Pravchan
Prophet Pravachak
Widow Widhwa
Daring Dheer
Destiny Dheev
Look Dek
Senate Sansad
Sound Sabd
Sonar Sana
Anxious Aakamsh
Peter (Hebrew meaning Stone) Pathar (coal is kala pathar in Sanskrit/ black rock)
Gehenna ( Deep Valley Bible) Gehen
Scriptures Sruti
Shura (as in Islamic Shura) Sura (thesis)
Burden Bhara/Bloj
Dangerous Dharunam
Presented (as in shown)- Pradarshitham
Upper/Higher Unnatham
Prompted Proktam
Three Trin
Population/Subjects Prajam
Duty Dharma
Angry Amarsha
Arrest Asadya
Eyes Aksham
Bound up Bandhva, babandha
Roped (as in bound up)- Rasanaya/Rajjva
Provoked Prokopit
Buddy Beedu
Youth Yuv/Yavvan
Naked/Nude Nagna
Relation Rishtha
Clan Kul
Page Panna
Part Parva
Bull Behel
Hand Haath
Corner Cona
Anarchy Arakshith
Road/Route Raastha
Gloom Gham
Please (v)- Prasan, Prasad, Preeth
No/Never Na
Ambrosia Amrut
Carnal Kaama
Cupid Kamadev
Pain Peeda
Genesis Janm
Loffer Lafangi
Adam Adi/Aaditya
Clear/Clean Kora
Suspicion Shanka
Near Najar
Madness Mast
Chest Chaathi
Sorrow/Sadness Sankhad
Flower Phool (fa as in philo)
Boy Baalak/Baal
Loot Lout
Jealous Jalna
Chivalrous Shoora
Meet Mil
Society Samaj
Daring Dhir
Star Sitara
Persevere Prayas
Penitance Prasidit
Prayer Prarthan
Negate Nih
Name Namna, Namni, Naam
Me Maya
Mirage Maaya
Supreme Sathamam
Even Eva/Evam
Me, mine, myself,my me/mey/mam/mat/mayi/mama
It/This Iva/Imam/Idam
Appear Abhati
Accurate Achuyutha
Sudden (all of a) Sahasa
Arrive Aagath
That/Him Tam
That Yat/Tat
Smile Smayan
Satisfied Santhusht
Utter Uktam/Uvacha
Born Bhu
Annihillate Avatiathi
Eight Ashta
Seven Saath
Four Char/Chatur
Chess Chathuranga/Chooth
Stanza Sloka
Unlimited Anantha
What Yat
Bind Bandh
Bondage Bandham
That/From that Thatam
Apart Anyatha
It Iti/Idam
Calm Kalmosh
Therefore/thereafter- Thatam
Situate Sthitha
Situation/Position Sthan
You Tu/Tethu
Service Susrush/surush/seva
They Te
All Akila
Kindness Krupam
Here Iha
Those/Him Tam
Curricullum Gurukul
Go Ga
Panacea Punati
Whatever Yat
How Yatho
Satisfied Samprupth
Persevere Parishram
Perfect/Complete Poorna
Possess/Acquire Praptha
No/Never/Not Na
Sa She
Made of Mayi
Capable Kalpa
Direction/Distance Dik/Door/Disha/Disham
Night Nisa
Day Din
That Time Thatha
Jesus (Lord) Isasya/Ishwar
There Tatra
Varied/Surprising Vichitra
Suddenly Sahasa
Aggrieved/pained Aathuram
Grave/Serious Gambhir
Sorrow Sucham
Ultra Sonic Agodharam
Difficult Dushkar
Unstable Asthir

Can   Kam

Three  Trin

Gait /Direction     Gatim

Vow    Vrutam/Vrut

I/I am  Aham

Sound/Sonic   Svara/Sanam/Svaram

Self  Sva/Sve

Senses/Touch Sparsa

This  Etat

Process Prkriya

Venom/Vicious  Vish

Halt     Hat/Hatam

Create/created  Kriya/Kriyam/Kritva

Satisfied  Shamyati

Genesis Janma

Berry       Badery

Celibacy  Sanyas

That        Tasmin

Asylum/refuge  Aashrya

Person  Purusha/Puman

Accident  Anartham

Summum/Summary  Samhitham/Samhitha

Monk  Muni

Broad/Vast  Brahth

Pleased/beloved Priyam

Mind Matim/Manah

Mammoth/great Mahath

Shoot/Head  Shir/Shira

Warrior            Veer/Vira

Get/Obtained     Gateshu

Broken                Bhagna

Sleep/lying down Svapatam/Shayana/Suptan/Suptam

Siblings/Infant     Shishunam

Attacker/Aggressor Aatatayinam//Atatasyi

Satisfying  Santvayitva

Variegated/Surprising Vichitra

Distance  Doorat/dur

Door/hole Dwara

Protect Pariraksh

Vision/seeing Vilakshya

Look  Dek

Although Api

Thereafter Thatham

Alone Ekam

Are   Asi

Madness/carelessness Matham/Unmatham

Preserve Prapushnaati

Therefore Tat

Cuddle/coddle/encourage Coditham

Homicide  Hantum/Hanam/Hinsa

Assurance/comfort  Ashvashan

 

 

 





(These 400 or so English words or words known to English speakers above is only a sample and not a word by word etymological research on English, Greek, Latin and other Indo-European languages and Sanskrit. The names of gods and goddess pirated by the Greeks and Romans from Sanskrit counterparts are not reproduced here as they are older than both the Greek and Roman gods even if Sir William Jones' theory of Aryan Invasion of India in 1500 BC is to be accepted as the Gospel truth as they predate Homer and Pythogoras by atleast seven centuries. Furthermore, Shiva the Indian god has about 1000 synonyms whilst Zeus the puny God of the Greeks is caught out by the trail of gods of similar names from India upto Greece via Eastern Europe including through Poland even according to a dictionary of Mythology by J A Coleman (a British military guy turned historian of selective mythology) Anyone like Frederic von Schlegel with the ability to think freely from Germany but not under a compulsion to perpetuate the British empire in India on the orders of their London Head Quarters like Sir William Jones the author of the Aryan Theory could be more closer to the truth as the Aryans after they took their so called Sanskrit language from Central Asia to India did not write any books of a remotely intellectual calibre as that of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Shakunthalam are all pointers for researchers to bury Sir William Jones for good unless they want to play the Divide & Rule politics of subservience under the cover of their so called historical research which resembles their sub prime research on modern economics of credit crunch!!! Please appreciate my logic as reflected by Federic von Schlegel as below or see the list of great men who support my theory against Sir William Jones/ the BBC/the Indian Booker Prize winners by having a look at my blog "What the world's best brains said about ancient India"
 

Frederic von Schlegel(1772-1829), German writer, critic philosopher, philologist, the most prominent founder of German romanticism

There is no language in the world, even Greek, which has the clarity and the

Philosophical precision of Sanskrit and this great India is not only at the origin of everything she is superior in everything, intellectually, religiously or politically and even the Greek heritage seems pale in comparison.

The ancient Indians possessed knowledge of the true god; conceived and expressed in noble, clear and grand language…even the loftiest philosophy of the Europeans, the idealization of reason, as set forth by the Greeks, appears in comparison with the abundant light and vigor of oriental idealism, like a feeble spark in the full flood of the noonday sun.

Everything without exception is of Indian origin. Whether directly or indirectly, all nations are originally nothing but Indian colonies")



INDIAN AND WESTERN CALENDARS - The names of the Fifteen Moon Days - (the English meaning of the Sanskrit words in column one are given in brackets for comparisons)



THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN EACH MONTH UNDER THE INDIAN CALENDAR SO DIFFERENT FROM WESTERN CALENDARS WHERE BOTH JULIUS AND AUGUSTUS WERE GIVEN 31 DAYS EACH TO TITTILLATE THEIR PUNY MEMORIES TO UNDERMINE FEBRUARY TO 28 AND 29 DAYS. INDIAN CALENDARS DID NOT PROPITIATE SUCH PUNY/MEDIOCRE/ PLEBIAN EGO WORSHIP IS EVIDENT FROM THE NUMBER OF DAYS CHARTED BELOW!!!


THE HINDU AND WESTERN CALENDARS THE DAYS (The Bracketed Meanings in the First Column Represent the Literal Translation of Each Days- The copyright of Wikipedia is acknowledged for the section immediately below)
 

Vaasara refers to the days of the week and bear striking similarities with the names of the week in many western cultures:






















































No.


Sanskrit name of the weekday


English & Latin names of the weekday


Celestial object


1


Ravi vāsara
रविवासरः






2


Soma vāsara
सोमवासरः






3


Mangala vāsara
मंगलवासरः






4


Budha vāsara
बुधवासरः






5


Guru vāsara
गुरुवासरः
or
Bruhaspati vāsara
बृहस्पतिवासरः






6


Shukra vāsara
शुक्रवासरः






7


Shani vāsara
शनिवासरः







The term -vaasara is often abbreviated as vaara or vaar in Sanskrit-derived languages. There are many variations of the names in the regional languages, mostly using alternate names of the celestial bodies involved.


THE INDIAN AND WESTERN STAR SIGNS FOR THE NEOPHYTE IN CLASSICAL STUDIES SANS BOUNDARIES OR PREJUDICES

The ecliptic is divided into 73625252 nakshatras, which are variously called lunar houses or asterisms. These reflect the moon's cycle against the fixed stars, 27 days and 7¾ hours, the fractional part being compensated by an intercalary 28th nakshatra. Nakshatra computation appears to have been well known at the time of the Rig Veda (2nd–1st millennium BCE).

The ecliptic is divided into the nakshatras eastwards starting from a reference point which is traditionally a point on the ecliptic directly opposite the star Spica called Chitrā in Sanskrit. (Other slightly different definitions exist.) It is called Meshādi or the "start of Aries"; this is when the equinox — where the ecliptic meets the equator — was in Aries (today it is in Pisces, 28 degrees before Aries starts). The difference between Meshādi and the present equinox is known as ayanāngsha or fraction of ecliptic. Given the 25,800 year cycle for the precession of the equinoxes, the equinox was directly opposite Spica in 285 CE, around the date of the Surya Siddhanta.[1][2]

The nakshatras with their corresponding regions of sky are given below, following Basham.[3] As always, there are many versions with minor differences. The names on the right-hand column give roughly the correspondence of the nakshatras to modern names of stars. Note that nakshatras are (in this context) not just single stars but are segments on the ecliptic characterised by one or more stars. Hence there are more than one star mentioned for each nakshatra.









































































































































































































Sanskrit name
संस्कृतम्


Malayalam name
മലയാളം


Tamil name
தமிழ்


Western star name


1


Ashvinī
अश्विनी


Ashvati
അശ്വതി


Aswini
அஸ்வினி




2


Bharanī
भरणी


Bharaṇi
ഭരണി


Baraṇi
பரணி


35, 39, and 41 Arietis


3


Krittikā
कृत्तिका


Kārttika
കാർത്തിക


Kārthikai
கார்த்திகை




4


Rohini
रोहिणी


Rōhiṇi
രോഹിണി


Rōhiṇi
ரோகிணி




5


Mrigashīrsha
म्रृगशीर्षा


Makayiram
മകയിരം


Mirugasīridam
மிருகசீரிடம்




6


Ārdrā
आद्रा


Ātira or Tiruvātira
ആതിര (തിരുവാതിര)


Thiruvādhirai
திருவாதிரை




7


Punarvasu
पुनर्वसु


Puṇartam
പുണർതം


Punarpoosam
புனர்பூசம்




8


Pushya
पुष्य


Pūyam
പൂയം


Poosam
பூசம்


γ, δ and θ Cancri


9


Āshleshā
आश्ळेषा / आश्लेषा


Āyilyam
ആയില്യം


Ayilyam
ஆயில்யம்


δ, ε, η, ρ, and σ Hydrae


10


Maghā
मघा


Makam
മകം


Magam
மகம்




11


Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī
पूर्व फाल्गुनी


Pūram
പൂരം


Pooram
பூரம்




12


Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī
उत्तर फाल्गुनी


Utram
ഉത്രം


Uthiram
உத்திரம்




13


Hasta
हस्त


Attam
അത്തം


Astham
அஸ்தம்


α, β, γ, δ and ε Corvi


14


Chitrā
चित्रा


Chittira (Chitra)
ചിത്തിര (ചിത്ര)


Chithirai
சித்திரை




15


Svātī
स्वाती


Chōti
ചോതി


Swathi
சுவாதி




16


Vishākhā
विशाखा


Vishākham
വിശാഖം


Visakam
விசாகம்


α, β, γ and ι Librae


17


Anurādhā
अनुराधा


Anizham
അനിഴം


Anusham
அனுஷம்




18


Jyeshtha
ज्येष्ठा


Kēṭṭa (Trikkēṭṭa)
കേട്ട (തൃക്കേട്ട)


Kettai
கேட்டை




19


Mūla
मूल


Mūlam
മൂലം


Mūlam
மூலம்


ε, ζ, η, θ, ι, κ, λ, μ and ν Scorpionis


20


Pūrva Ashādhā
पूर्वाषाढा


Pūrāṭam
പൂരാടം


Pūradam
பூராடம்




21


Uttara Ashādhā
उत्तराषाढा


Utrāṭam
ഉത്രാടം


Uthirādam
உத்திராடம்




22


Shravana
श्रवण


Tiruvōnam
ഓണം (തിരുവോണം)


Tiruvōnam
திருவோணம்




23


Shravishthā or Dhanishta
श्रविष्ठा or धनिष्ठा


Aviṭṭam
അവിട്ടം


Aviṭṭam
அவிட்டம்




24


Shatabhishā or Shatataraka
शतभिषक् / शततारका


Chatayam
ചതയം


Sadayam
சதயம்




25


Pūrva Bhādrapadā
पूर्वभाद्रपदा / पूर्वप्रोष्ठपदा


Pūruruṭṭāti
പൂരുരുട്ടാതി


Pūruruṭṭādhi
பூரட்டாதி




26


Uttara Bhādrapadā
उत्तरभाद्रपदा / उत्तरप्रोष्ठपदा


Uttṛṭṭāti
ഉത്രട്ടാതി


Uttṛṭṭādhi
உத்திரட்டாதி




27


Revati
रेवती


Rēvati
രേവതി


Rēvathi
ரேவதி





An additional 28th intercalary nakshatra, Abhijit (अभिजित्)(α, ε and ζ Lyrae - Vega - between Uttarasharha and Sravana. Last two (third and fourth) Padas of Uttrashada and first two (first and second) Padas of Sravana are considered to be Abhijit. Unless specifically mentioned it is not included in the list of the 27 constellations.

The nakshatra in which the moon lies at the time of sunrise of a day is the nakshatra for the day's therefore obvious to an intelligent but independent mind that who copied whom in this saga!!! Was it the Aryans who came to India but did not bother to create anything literary of the magnitude of the Indians despite their superiority or the Greeks or the Romans or the Egyptians. The biggest question is who pirated whom to jump the historical and civilisational league tables?


Whilst history including history of languages written by victors may be titillating it creates complacency and complacency self delusion and defeat for the victims of such plagiarized history. This I believe is the philosophy behind the saying, “Pride Goes before a Fall”. The English dictionaries are teaching the children of the English speaking world a wrong etymology to suit their political ideology and are hurting their children in the long run whilst the sycophant historians are profiting and amassing awards, citations and recognition! The proof of the pudding is in the eating as in the spelling competitions done in the USA/UK where the native children are lagging behind the children from the Indian and Chinese families in both the USA and the UK.
 

If western soldiers are constantly taught that no body conquered Afghanistan and Russia they would grow up as soldiers, commanders and Defense Secretaries to believe it as a gospel truth. Of course Russia was conquered by the Huns, Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan; the Japanese just like the Romans and Greeks conquered “all of the entire known world”. Afghanistan was conquered by at least two Indian emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka/Asoka besides the Huns and the Khans above. Alexander never conquered India and his so called benevolence of giving India back to the Indians as Lord Macaulay taught the Indians was simply to pump down Indian accomplishments and achievements to pump up British accomplishments through their western counterparts.

As regards the relative wealths of the Greeks with their olives, Egyptian with their cotton, babylons with their almonds, Romans with their grapes the best measurement is their relative trade baskets compared to ancient India. As regards their religions, gods, goddesses the relative religious scriptures they have and worhsips paractised today in these countries would testify the depth of their religions. Hinduism and Judaism withstood the invasions, oppressions, progroms, prosyletisation of the foreigners. What more the scriptures and srutis of the Jews and the Hindus and their temples/synagogues are still venerated by their devotees. What about the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Babylonians, Aztecs, Arabs etc? The true test of a religion is its deep rooted existence and not a fad which could have been copied from anywhere. Simply because the IPad is made in China today does not mean that the idea for the IPad originated in China. It may or may not have.

If ancient Indians could take Hinduism up to Sumatra and Malaka and built temples there they could have designed even the Egyptian pyramids. If Indians could have built Anghor Vatt in Cambodia and abandoned it for the French to discover it in the 18th century they could have travelled to Egypt. It is relevant to re-appraise the full impact of the musings of Strabos the Greek geographer who claimed that one ship sailed from India to Greece & Rome via Alexandria in the first century AD. The Romans were losing about 1% of their GDP to the luxury goods from India around that time.

This list of words above however is not an exhaustive list of all Sanskrit words similar to English but only teaser to prod others to investigate further. This sort of literary, religious, civilization, scientific connections between India and Europe could be the reason why some of the best brains in the world like Oppenheimer, Wheeler, Bailey, Voltaire, Mark Twain, Von Schlegel, Elliot, Heisenberg, Schopenhauer from diverse fields such as Physics to Literature and Philosophy eulogized and revered the ancient Indian Heritage. Sir William Jones (the author of the Aryan theory) a British colonial judge like Lord Macaulay (colonial educationalist in India) is definitely not in the league of these great men. For more information on this see my blog- What the Best Brains Said About Ancient Indian Heritage” by clicking the link below;

http://myblogsmymusings.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-worlds-best-brains-described-india.html

If you highlight the above link and then right click your mouse and then click on "search google for" the above link would be visible which would corroborate my what I have been saying above. I hope if one adopts an open mind to read through this post one can see the intellectual piracy of the Greeks (with their olives), Romans (with their wine), Egyptians (with their cotton), Babylonians (with their almonds/pistaccio) against the trade basket of India with diamonds, pearls, saffron, dhaka muslin, pashmina, spices, ivory which would still exceed the trade baskets of all these other countries in value terms!!! As said earlier the Romans were losing 1% of their GDP to their import of Indian luxury items had to pay the Indians in gold as the legal tender in an ancient barter scheme and even today India has the largest reserve of gold at 15,000 tons out of the 140,000 tons so far mined globally in their homes much maligned slums!!!





Samar Aditya / / 4 months ago
Samar Aditya

I was reading through this article trying to find a conclusive & correct answer as to why Sanskrit is alledgely called the mother of all ind-european languages. I could not find anything more than just arguments & mindless reasoning based on loose grounds to drive through the notion that Sanskrit (language origin- India) is the ultimate language of mankind pushing aside all other great cultures & languages of the world.I think before making a claim like people should study more about details outside the purview of Sanskrit.My opinion about this is that this is an article written by people who think their culture, heritage & language is superior (a mere delusion). Besides this, instead of accusing Western world of being discriminatory against Indian culture & language should ponder on the great contributions made by cultures in shaping this world that we know today.Please go ahead study more & present more concrete facts to base the idea.As the statement goes "Little learning is a dangerous thing."


bharatjohnson / / 4 months ago
bharatjohnson

Thanks for your comments although I can see that typical Left wing contempt. Tell me which argument and which Sanskrit word is wrong. Oh as regards your notion about Sanskrit as a central Asian language it's simply your left wing censorship. How many Sanksrit books these so called central Asian Aryans wrote in central Asia? Enlighten us about the names of those central Asian ancient Sanskrit authors please. The truth of the matter is Sanskrit spread from India to Central Asia to Eastern Europe finally hitting Western Europe conclusively proving Sanskrit as the mother of all Indo-European languages. Same with trade too it was from India the diamonds went so did Cashmere, Pashmina, Sahutosh, Sandalwood, Lemongrass and not from Shakespeare's so called all perfumes of Arabia! Bro, how did Arabia make all these perfumes from? From date palm. Don't be stupid bro. get real. forget about your so called commie authors.


Mukund Ruparel / / 8 months ago
Mukund Ruparel

really wow
we never knew that in English these much words have been taken from Sanskrit
Really Great
I want more more information of Sanskrit Please Please tell me from where i can get knowledge of Sanskrit


Suresh Rao / / 11 months ago
Suresh Rao

Bharatjohnson

My second visit. Lately there is a lot of excitement about teaching sanskrit in British schools. visit my blog on that@

http://education.sulekha.com/sanskrit-inspiring-british-school-children_610594_blog


scribblingpad / / 11 months ago
scribblingpad

Exquisite blog and close to my heart.


Suresh Rao / / 1 year ago
Suresh Rao

Bharatjohnson

Liked your article and analysis. Not many in the world know how ancient and sacred is Sanskrit. Thanks for posting.


Achyut / / 1 year ago
Achyut

thanks for your informative article Very good.I would like to read Frederic von Schlegel`s original (1772-1829),article,could you tellme where to find it.
Thanks.
retired Professor ,History,A.V.Vishwarupe
achyutvish@gmail.com


MariaThomas / / 3 yrs ago
MariaThomas

Great work! Research is adorable..Decline of Sanskrit neeeds to be analyzed..here is some of thoughts...

I dont agree with those who condemn Babas like Ram dev who teach yoga. Bishops, cardinals, pope, mullahs loot more. That is the basis of govt corruption. To them, I say, "You are barking up the wrong tree." Even those who write in favor of Babas are not strong enough to condemn the secular pimps and secular eunuchs. This is my broad view...

One needs to be more robust in your condemnation of the minority hate politics than being nice towards the another colonial remnant who was good exploiting the masses.

The muslim link to masses is based on a weak relationship between the silent victimized majority and the evil ruling minority that is basically un-sustainable being toxic and hostile.

The evil minority's corruption can be explained by the colonial and communal view towards the native indigents. This view is based o the premise of exploitation and persecution of the masses to their own advantage on an on-going basis, the same way pre-1947 period communally targeted one community - the ordinary masses of the secular public for exploitation and persecution. Such parasitic relationship cant last forever. Citizen level action to counter this exploitation under a neo-colonial context is urgently needed.


This is a weak and illegitimate govt known for its corruption and incompetence the world over. Its totalitarian ways against the opposition using brutal means is also notoriously known.

In effect, it is a despotic nepotism using authoritarian Stalinist antics.
You must realize those who virtually rule you is not Hindus but the so-called "evil minority"!!

The decision in leaked Government report is likely to be in favor of the anti-Indians (including atheists, communists, secularists) who hate infidels or pagans or so-called Hindu fundamentalists (of whom I see none).

From a colonial foot-hold, it became a strong-hold; now it is a neo-colonial strangle-hold from the savage grip of which you can never escape, mind you! Did you knwo Saddam Hussain was universally complimented for his secularism?! But he was condemned for his persecution of the Shia majority?

In sum, the xian edn is the most dangerous for India and Indians and hence to Sanskrit. xian edn saps the savings, brainwashes the generations of youths as pro-muslim minions, as minnows versus the criminal islamic and xian sharks. Nehru-Gandhi evil legacy was a minor part of this equation. Boycott xian edn and bollywood movies for safety and security of the nation!!!


sreenivasarao s / / 3 yrs ago
sreenivasarao s

Dear Shri Johnson, I am astound by your earnest labor of love. It is remarkable.

Yes; Sanskrit is a very beautiful and a fascinating language, perhaps the longest –lived of all spoken languages. In your article you compared Sanskrit with European languages. Let me mention that one of the major differences between the two is in the arrangement of their alphabets. The Sanskrit alphabets or system of letters are phonetically systematized, in contrast to western alphabets laid out in an a rather random fashion (where, for instance, A is followed by B, a totally unrelated sound, and B followed by C, also totally unrelated).Whereas in the Devanagari  arrangement , all the vowels come first, alternating long and short (-a-, -â- etc.); then those consonants like -k-, -kh-, -g-, and -gh- which are pronounced in the throat, alternating aspirated and un-aspirated, voiced and unvoiced; then, in similar alternating fashion, those consonants that are pronounced on the palate, like -ch- and -j-; and after them those on the teeth, like -t- and -d-; and last but-one those on the lips, like -m- and -p- . All sounds are arranged as those from the inside of the mouth outwards, in order. The list is rounded off with semi-consonants like -y- and -w-, and aspirated and sibilant sounds like -h- and -s-. No other ancient system of writing seems to have been so systematically thought out.

The credit for systematizing Sanskrit phonetics mainly goes to the Great Grammarian (fifth century BCE) who refined the spoken and the written forms of Sanskrit. He codified its rules of grammar in a remarkably comprehensive work of just eight chapters. Centuries later, Mendeleev the author of the Periodic Tables was so impressed by Panini’s comprehensive two-dimensional arrangement of basic sounds that he assigned Sanskrit names to eight of the then yet unidentified elements.

Scholars point out remarkable similarities between the systems of Panini and Mendeleev. Just as Panini found that the phonetic sound patterns in a language is a function of their Sabda –spoken sounds,Mendeleev found that the chemical properties of elements are a function of their atomic weights.Like Panini, Mendeleev arrived at his discovery through a search for the "grammar" of the elements.Just as Panini arranged the sounds in order of increasing phonetic complexity,Mendeleev arranged the elements in order of increasing atomic weights.  The periodic arrangements discovered by both the savants explained the internal structure of their systems.

The connections between computer languages and Sanskrit grammatical fundamentals are of course quite well known.


Regards


bharatjohnson / / 3 yrs ago
bharatjohnson

European languages are not merely connected to Sanskrit but Sanskrit is the mother of all major European languages such as Latin, English, German, French. However the Bask language in Spain is not connected to Sanskrit. It is only because of the Sanskrit connection that this entire family of languages are called Indo-European or Grekko-Indian language family. Thanks for your comment though.

Besides the Gonwana land connection one ship used to sail from India every two and half days to Greece and Rome via Alexandria in Egypt besides the Silk Road trade. In other words the Greeks copied from the Indians and the Romans copied from the Greeks.


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