The Proto-Indo-European language (PIE) is the linguistic reconstruction of a common ancestor of the Indo-European languages spoken by the Proto-Indo-Europeans. PIE was the first proposed proto-language to be widely accepted by linguists.
Sir William Jones (28 September 1746 – 27 April 1794) was an Anglo-Welsh philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages.
The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects. There are about 439 languages and dialects, according to the 2009 Ethnologue estimate, about half (221) belonging to the Indo-Aryan subbranch.
Sanskrit is a fascinating and complex language, but it contains many features that bear a striking resemblance to Ancient Greek, Latin, Avestan, Tocharian, and many other ancient Indo-European languages.
How it is possible that Sanskrit is related with Greek and Latin?
how they are similar and different and when developed sanskrit? how introduced to which parts of Ind...
The discovery of Indo-European first started with a British judge named William Jones who was stationed in India in 1780. Jones, a bright fellow with classical training in Greek and Latin, had determined to master the ancient Sanskrit tongue.
The Sanskrit Connection: Keeping Up With the Joneses
This webpage is for Dr. Wheeler's students in history of the English Language. It includes information on William Jones, Sanskrit, and proto-Indo-European.
Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and a scholarly literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in the Indian cultural zone.