Is "Sanskrit" Dravidian?

George Thompson thompson at JLC.NET
Fri Jun 11 13:58:34 UTC 1999

Hello Ganesan,

I don't have Masica's article at hand. The full reference is:

Colin Masica: "Aryan and non-Aryan elements in north Indian agriculture",
in *Aryan and non-Aryan in India*, 1970 [Univ. Michigan, ed. Deshpande and

It is a long detailed article.

Also, if you have not seen it, you'll find this useful:

Franklin Southworth: "Ancient economic plants of South Asia", in *Languages
and Cultures: Studies in Honor of Edgar C. Polomé*, 1988 [Trends in
Linguistics Monograph 36, ed. M.A. Jazayery & W. Winter].


At 03:17 PM 6/10/1999 PDT, you wrote:
>It is good that you pointed this out. What I said here is wrong.
>I meant that one third *of foreign words* in Hindi cannot be
>attributed to Dravidian or Munda, but rather to this language x.
>I did not mean one third of all Hindi words.
>These borrowed terms tend to be agricultural terms, by the way.
>Dear George,
>Is there a word list of the agricultural terms
>that Masica talks about?
>N. Ganesan
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