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Re: Genetic Studies and Aryan Migrations

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  • mkelkar2003
    ... The historian of religions Ulf Drobin clarifies Trubetskoy s point: all classification must stem from criteria. The followers of the language tree
    Message 1 of 40 , Dec 10, 2006
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      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
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      > >
      > > "Indo-European," "Indo-Iranian" and so forth are not facts.
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      > Here's a fact for you:
      > The Indo-Aryan languages are more similar to the Iranian languages
      > than they are to the Dravidian languages.
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      >
      > Torsten


      "The historian of religions Ulf Drobin clarifies Trubetskoy's point:
      "all classification must stem from criteria. The followers of the
      language tree theory avoid definite criteria and replace them with a
      concept of language that is BOTH changeable (in time) and constant
      (Indo-European). In the final analysis they end up in paradoxes and
      mysticism. (Arvidsson 2006, p.297, emphasis and parentheses in the
      original)."

      M. Kelkar
    • Francesco Brighenti
      ... The earliest *physical* text in Sanskrit is a rock inscription by the Saka ruler Rudradaman, written c. 150 CE in Junagadh, Gujarat. But Old Indo-Aryan is,
      Message 40 of 40 , Dec 25, 2006
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        --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "P&G" <G.and.P@...> wrote:

        > The writing down of Sanskrit is more like 3rd century BCE

        The earliest *physical* text in Sanskrit is a rock inscription by
        the Saka ruler Rudradaman, written c. 150 CE in Junagadh, Gujarat.
        But Old Indo-Aryan is, of course, attested at a much earlier date in
        the Vedas themselves.

        > but the codification of grammar rules by Panini is earlier than
        this -- 5th century, perhaps 6th century, BCE.

        A more likely date for Panini is middle of the 4th century BCE.

        Regards,
        Francesco Brighenti
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