Making the Argument for Sanskrit (was: Re: How to salvage Sanskrit in Berlin)

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen toke_knudsen at MAC.COM
Thu Jan 11 19:21:35 UTC 2007

On Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 02:10PM, "Dominik Wujastyk" <ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK> wrote:

>Further to David's point below, it could be useful to compile a list of 
>particularly famous people who had Sanskri, sometimes unexpectedly, in 
>their backgrounds.  Using such a list would be purely a rhetorical device, 
>but could still be effective in winning some hearts and minds.
>examples off the top of my head:
>Hermann Grassmann (1809-1877), famous mathematician.
>Leonard Bloomfield (1887--1949), structural linguist, behaviourist,
>   scholar of American Indian languages, and founder of the Linguistic
>   Society of America.
>Ferdinand de Saussure (1857--1913), linguist, founder of structuralism.


T. S. Eliot (1888?1965), poet, dramatist, and literary critic.


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