Have you ever tried to learn Sanskrit?

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  1. spirituality profile image57
    spiritualityposted 12 years ago

    I have - I tried for 18 months. I passed the tests, but quit anyhow. It's seriously hard.

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image65
    TheGlassSpiderposted 12 years ago

    No, but I've been (trying) learning Hebrew, it's no walk in the park.

    What have you been doing to learn?

    1. spirituality profile image57
      spiritualityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I took a university class.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image65
        TheGlassSpiderposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, if it were just about any language other than Sanskrit, I would suggest immersing yourself in it. Unfortunately, there are a very limited number of places where they still speak it...

        Hmm...Did you take an introductory level class? Have you considered continuing in the classes? You say you passed the test--perhaps you're well on your way?

        I will say this, unless one has a natural knack for languages (and some do), learning a new one as an adult can take a long time and constant work. Is there a Sanskrit publication that you can translate an article from daily or weekly? Maybe give yourself some homework?

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    Madame Xposted 12 years ago

    No, I haven't tried yet but am going to. I've heard of a great course (can't remember off hand) and will try that when I can. I'll find the URL if you want - it's not an online course I just found it on the net and it has immersion as part of it.

    I do know how to pronounce it though, even if I cannot yet understand it smile

  4. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    I am illiterate in 14 different languages!

  5. SiddSingh profile image59
    SiddSinghposted 12 years ago

    We had Sanskrit as a compulsory subject till High School - some schools still do. But no one was actually interested in studying it - we just crammed the "roops" for our annual evaluation tests. It is an interesting language though - with its penchant for joining a number of words to create a long, complicated word - quite similar to German!

    Sanskrit has become somewhat like Latin - useful only if you want to read and understand scriptures, and spoken and understood only by the 'pundits'- literally!

    It is spoken in just a couple of locations in India.

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      paarsurreyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi friends

      It is only Arabic which has been a living spoken language from the time immemorial, in my opinion.


      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim


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