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L.S. Cousins mhcrxlc at
Sat Dec 14 08:49:04 UTC 1996

Das Menon <dmenon at> 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.

Lance Cousins

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