VYAKARAN: Re: Classical Sanskrit Accent

Narayan S. Raja raja at galileo.IFA.Hawaii.Edu
Thu Apr 10 21:05:34 UTC 1997

> >  dc> Oh, and BTW you'll probably be understood better if you
> >  dc> refrain from, as the
> >  dc> South-Indian idiom goes, "speaking in Sanskrit." <grin>
> > 
> > Is this South Indian? I've never heard it. Perhaps you mean Tamilian?
> Oh, yes :)! Its said even in Telugu, and have heard some of my Malayali 
> friends saying something 'very' similar.

Yes, it's used jokingly in Tamil.
It's also used jokingly in Marathi, 
to mean "saying something obscene".



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