Is "Sanskrit" Dravidian ?

Hans Henrich Hock hhhock at STAFF.UIUC.EDU
Thu Jun 10 23:31:04 UTC 1999

Yes, the morphemes in these endings and the morphology that combines the
morphemes in all three languages are inherited from Proto-Indo-European.
The phonetic differences result from regular sound changes applicable in
these phonological contexts.  For a complete cognate word set with these
endings see Skt. yug-a-m : Gk. zug-o-n : Lat. iug-u-m 'yoke'.

For details on these correspondences and the sound changes involved I would
suggest you consult a comparative Indo-European grammar.


Hans Henrich Hock

>Hans Henrich Hock wrote:
>> As they say in the vernacular, "facts is facts".
>But as much as the AI theorists might hate to admit it, we are dealing
>with theory here.
>Are you really saying that Latin -um, Greek -on and Sanskrit -am are
>I would think better of someone with your credentials (but can excuse
>Paul Kekai Manansala

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