Can Sanskrit be considered as a ‘Language’in conventional sense?

asked 2016-09-14 12:39:19 -0500

A S Sundar gravatar image

What is a ’Language’ first of all? 1. ’language’ is a medium of communication between members of a ‘people’ 2. ‘language’ should have words with specific meanings 3. ‘language” should be available to all people willing to learn it. 4. ‘language’ should have a' people' speaking it. Let us apply these conditions and check whether Sanskrit fulfils the requirements of a language or not. • ’language’ is a medium of communication between a ‘people’---no.Sanskrit is limited to one seect of society ie. the Brahmins and gods only. • ‘language’ should have words with specific meanings---ambiguous meanings for many Sanskrit words. • ‘language” should be available to all willing people----not made available to all. • ‘language’ should have a people speaking it.---no record of any specific 'people' speaking it. What are your views in the matter?Is there any other 'language' spoken in the world, which has similar qualities?

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