Following are some of the current resources available
oin the internet which we found to be useful for the purpose of
further studies on the origin and development of Sanskrit and its
early connection with other Indo European Languages.
Proto Indo European Languages. Demonstration and Exploration
website. :Here's something similar about all these numbers-but
what could explain the resemblance, in such geographically distant
languages? Is it just coincidence? Something in our genes? Something
we got from aliens? Or is it possible that all these languages
came from the same source?
Numerals and Numbers' History and Curiosity: The European
number nouns (most of them) take their origin from the Indo-European
language. Although various numeration systems existed (duodecimal,
vigesimal and sexagesimal numerations), the decimal system survived
all of them.
DISCOVERY OF DRAVIDIAN AS THE COMMON SOURCE OF INDO-EUROPEAN
This article tries to establish that probably the parent language
of Sanskrit, Latin and Greek was a Dravidian language.
The Sanskrit Heritage Site: This site offers a number of
linguistic services for the Sanskrit language, such as a Sanskrit
Reader that parses Sanskrit transliterated text into Sanskrit
banks of tagged hypertext. Various phonological and morphological
tools are also provided.
A New Computational Schema for Euphonic Conjunctions in Sanskrit
Processing: This work presents a fresh new approach to processing
sandhis in terms of a computational schema. This new computational
model is based on Pāṇini’s complex codification of the rules
of grammar. The model has simple beginnings and is yet powerful,
comprehensive and computationally lean.
The Importance of Sanskrit to Hinduism: Hinduism and Sanskrit
are inseparably related. The roots of much of Hinduism can be
traced to the dawn of Vedic civilization. From its inception,
Vedic thought has mainly been expressed through the medium of
the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit, therefore, forms the basis
of Hindu civilization.
Sanskrit Dictionary For Spoken Sanskrit: This is VERSION
4.2 of a hypertext Sanskrit dictionary English - Sanskrit and
Sanskrit - English for spoken Sanskrit. Which means that it
is designed to contain the mostly used common words necessary
for daily communication. This is an interactive dictionary where
you can add words.
Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and language: Sanskrit
is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language
of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is also one of the 22
official languages of India. The name Sanskrit means "refined",
"consecrated" and "sanctified". It has always been regarded
as the 'high' language and used mainly for religious and scientific
Sanskrit Pronunciation and Diacritic Guide: This article
attempts to provide a simple way to transliterate and pronounce
Sanskrit words, with certain limitations, based on the system
used by Encyclopedia Britannica.
Classical Languages, Earliest Civilizations, the Steppe, Vedas,
and the Upanishads: Geographic distribution, history and
information about the Languages with more than 30,000,000 Speakers
as of 2005, classified by Civilization. Of the 40 languages
listed below, no less than 18 are spoken in India (including
Pakistan and Bangladesh) or China. Of the remaining 22 languages,
9 are European in origin, 3 were in the ancient cultural sphere
of influence of China (Japanese, Korean, & Vietnamese)...
Proto Indo European Language Demonstration and Exploration website:
This website provides a brief history and basic information
about Sanskrit and related Indo European languages with some
Grimm's Law: Several main processes occurred to separate
the Germanic language family from the rest of the Indo-European
languages. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the set of
sound-changes known collectively as "Grimm’s law", after the
famous German linguist (and, along with his brother Wilhelm,
folk-tale collector and editor) Jacob Grimm. Another major process,
the freezing of Germanic word-stress onto the first root-syllable
of a word, probably had equally extensive effects,. Alternate
PDF link, and
Grimm's Law Germanic Consonant Shift.
Indo-European Languages: Indo-European Languages: Evolution
and Locale Maps. This page sketches the evolution of the Indo-European
language families to modern times. Tables illustrate the evolutionary
sequences of ancient to modern Indo-European languages, with
approximate dates. Links to maps show the homeland areas of
each Indo-European language family. Links are provided to Indo-European
language lessons with texts.
The Indo-European Language Family Tree: The chart below
shows the relations among some of the languages in the Indo-European
family. Though you wouldn't think to look at the tangle of lines
and arrows, the chart is very much simplified: many languages
and even whole language families are left out. Use it, therefore,
with caution. The coverage is most thorough, but still far from
complete, in the Germanic branch, which includes English.
Origin of Indo European Languages: The late Glacial record
of vegetation and climate suggests that major changes in hunter-gatherer
population density might have occurred across Europe and Asia
as a result of extreme climate fluctuations. We hypothesise
that a reduction in population density across most of the region
during the coldest part of the Younger Dryas (around 12,800-11,400
cal. y.a.) may have been followed by a sudden rebound phase,
when climate switched back to warm, moist Holocene conditions
over only a few decades.
The English Word Origins: An experimental on-line textbook
in three parts. Part one - Words from Latin Nouns and Adjectives.
Part two- Words from Latin Verbs and Part three- Words from