Thursday, July 9, 2009

Samskrit Benefit 2: Most Scientific Language On Earth

2.1 Samskrit is based upon sound. (Most languages are text-centric or pictographic in nature). If sound changes, meaning changes.
36 consonants, 12 vovels and root-words(called 'dhatu') are core to Samskrit.

2.2 Each root has a meaning. Morphology of Samskrit for word formation is unique and of its own kind. A word is formed from a tiny seed root (called dhatu) in a precise grammatical order.
'Dhatu' is a feature unique to Samskrit.
Each word can be broken down to the root, in similar way a computer algorithm would parse a word.
Ex. word 'Guru' : This is divisible into 'Gu' and 'Ru'. 'Gu' means darkness and 'Ru' means removal. 'Guru' is therefore he who removes darkness(i.e. ignorance)

2.3 Samskrit is self contained. Sequence of words does not matter in Samskrit sentence. Each Samskrit word is beautifully rule bounded.
In English, 'Rama goes to Village'. Now if we re-shuffle the words a little, then 'Village goes to Rama'.
Second sentence is absurd in English, and equivallent sentence would be similarly so in Latin, Greek etc.
Now in Samskrit,
'RamaHa gramam Gachhati' Vs 'Gramam RamaHa Gachhati' Vs 'Gramam Gachhati RamaHa'
Change of sequence does not alter/invalidate the meaning of Samskrit sentence.

2.4 Samskrit is not time-bounded. It is systematically timeless.
There has never been any kind, class or nature of change in the science of the Sanskrit grammar as it is seen in other languages of the world as they are passed through one stage to another of time or of locations.
Meaning and pronunciation of any word ( say 'Aham') spoken thousands of years back in Indonesia, remains exactly same, when it's spoken today in remote villages in India.
The Samskrit is bounded by around 4000 rules, which help it to be timeless.
Samskrit has finest level of grammar any language can have.

2.5 Rick Briggs, a NASA scientist, published a paper on how Sanskrit is the only natural language that could be used to program artificial intelligence.

2.6 NASA is not the only scientific organization to have accorded the outstandingly scientific nature of Samskrit language. The structure of grammar is likened to computer science terminologies and is said to have the computational power of a theoretical computer.

The phonology and morphology of Sanskrit Grammar has been admitted by European Linguistics to be superior to its modern counterparts.

Some References: Paninian Grammer And Computer Science


Team Temple Project said...

Great Post, Sandeep Ji.

The video and the references which you have added help the reader to understand and delve further into the topic. Good Going...

suren said...

Excuse me How this guys said that The budha was born in india and moved to china,,,This is everyone know completely wrong,,,,

Dr. Ramesh Menaria said...

Suresh, He might have meant that "Budhhism was born in india and moved to china",if so he is not wrong.

bhanuday said...

Samskrit is besed on characters not on words. For example take the word "Guru". "gu" means the dark and "ru" means bright or light. so the word guru means the one who carries you toward bright from the dark.

This is the only language without exceptions. Rules of "sandhi" and "Samas" are to make easier the pronountion.

this is why the samskrit is most scientific language of the world.

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