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Have you ever tried to learn Sanskrit?

  1. spirituality profile image60
    spiritualityposted 8 years ago

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

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image72
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 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 image60
      spiritualityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I took a university class.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image72
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 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 8 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 image73
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    I am illiterate in 14 different languages!

  5. SiddSingh profile image59
    SiddSinghposted 8 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 7 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