Re: Genetic Studies and Aryan Migrations
- --- In email@example.com, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
>"The historian of religions Ulf Drobin clarifies Trubetskoy's point:
> > "Indo-European," "Indo-Iranian" and so forth are not facts.
> Here's a fact for you:
> The Indo-Aryan languages are more similar to the Iranian languages
> than they are to the Dravidian languages.
"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
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "P&G" <G.and.P@...> wrote:
> The writing down of Sanskrit is more like 3rd century BCEThe 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 thanthis -- 5th century, perhaps 6th century, BCE.
A more likely date for Panini is middle of the 4th century BCE.