Day: April 21, 2017

Which languages lend themselves particularly well for poetry?

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Posted in categories: Artificial Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Other Languages

They all do. And let me elaborate on that. For starters, there’s the element of formal craft in poetry, and there’s the allusive use of language in poetry. Both of them are essential. For allusiveness, what you need is a culture expressed through that language. All natural languages that people live their lives in are […]

Is Sanskrit still spoken today?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Other Languages

By way of corroboration of Chandra Mohan’s answer to Is Sanskrit still spoken today?— The villages mentioned by others in their replies are just show pieces. They do use some Sanskrit in communication, which was taught to them by some activists, but I was given to understand that their vocabulary may not be more than […]