Is "Sanskrit" Dravidian ?

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jun 10 20:48:04 UTC 1999

--- George Thompson <thompson at JLC.NET> wrote:

> Finally, this figure of 5 % includes borrowings from one or more other
> languages that are otherwise unknown to us [see the 'language x'' posited
> by Masica, accd to whom possibly one third of the Hindi lexicon may be
> borrowed from this unknown source].

If Dravidian linguists take a look at those words, they may well turn out to
be from their specialty. Sure, the 33% words from 'language x' (unknown)
will come down substantially.

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