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mhcrxlc at dir.mcc.ac.uk
Sat Dec 14 08:49:04 UTC 1996
Das Menon <dmenon at pacific.net.sg> writes:
>Are you saying that a language with the complexity and elegance of the
>Sanskrit language evolved naturally? I do not think that an evolutionar
>process could have accounted for it. If it did, we need to date the origin
>of the language to much further back!
It is quite similar in both 'complexity and elegance' to Classical Greek.
That certainly evolved 'naturally' from Indo-European.
Actually, I suspect English too is just as complex - it is simply a
different kind of complexity. So, for example, complex rules of order and
different ways of using prepositions replace inflexions . . . etc.
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