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#prakrit One of the best books I have read in years. You can get it on @amazon…
This is the website of the author with a lot more information
It's hard to find information on this language.

If you do have anymore information than please let me know.
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I was asked for an English translation of my thread on #Prakrit an Sanskrit. Here it goes (well, at least partially!

#StartOfThread 1/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
2/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics

The relation between Samskrta #Sanskrt and various Prakrtas #Prakrit is a subject that has been debated widely. Since #Kannada in its long history has been influenced by Samskrta and Prakrita(s), I thought of this note.
References in Sanskrit state " प्रकृतिः संस्कृतम्, तत्र भवेत् पाकृतं" - implying it is Samskrta that was the originator, or natural language, and those varieties (of it) that arose from it were called Prakritas.

3/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
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#ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಮತ್ತು #ಪ್ರಾಕೃತ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಬಹು ಚರ್ಚಿತ ವಿಷಯ. ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿ ಹಾಕೋಣವೆನ್ನಿಸಿತು. ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಗಳೆರಡೂ #ಕನ್ನಡ #ಭಾಷೆ ಯ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಪಾತ್ರ ವಹಿಸಿರುವುದು ತಿಳಿದ ವಿಷಯವಷ್ಟೇ.

#thread #oldstuff #FBmemories 1/n #Sanskrit #Kannada #Prakrit #Prakrta #Linguistics
ಹಿಂದಿನ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಗ್ರಂಥಗಳಲ್ಲಿ "ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಃ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಮ್, ತತ್ರ ಭವೇತ್ ಪಾಕೃತಂ" ಅನ್ನುವ ವಿವರಣೆಯನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು.ಈ ಮಾತಿನ ಅರ್ಥ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಭಾಷೆಯ ರೂಪಗಳಾಗಿ, ಅದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತವು(ಗಳು) ಬಂದಿತು(ಬಂದವು) ಎಂದು. ಮಾತಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೂ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಭಾಷೆಗೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸಗಳಿರುವುದು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡುಬರುವ ವಿಷಯವೇ

2/n #Kannada #Prakrit
ಕಾಲ ದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಂತೆ ಭಾಷೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪವಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಾಡಾಗುವುದೂ ಗೊತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಂಗತಿಯೇ.ಹಾಗಾಗಿ, ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆಗೆ (ಅಂದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಕ್ಕೆ) ಹಲವಾರು ಮಾತಾಡುವ ರೂಪಗಳಿದ್ದರೆ (ಅಂದರೆ ಶೌರಸೇನಿ, ಮಾಗಧಿ, ಪಾಲಿ, ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ ಹೆಸರುಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತವಾದ ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಗಳು) ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಅಚ್ಚರಿ ಪಡುವಂಥದ್ದೇನಿಲ್ಲ . 3/n #Thread
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Now, starting 2nd thread in the series of "#Sanskrit and #SilkRoute".

• Topic - Discovery of Sanskrit on Silk Route.

Refer the map of #SilkRoute again. Do you see Takla Makan desert, North to Tibet ?

City of Kashgar at this desert separates the route in two parts - North & South.

See that Kucha town in the North route. Next tweets are related to Kucha. So, remember it.
It was 1890 CE. India was under the British rule.

Hamilton Bower is a British army officer. He is sent to Kucha (China) on a secret mission in search of a murderer.

He goes to Kucha and takes help of a local person to guide him. Local guide takes him to an old place.
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The bilingual #Coins issued by #SatavahanaDynasty in 100 BCE, having the name of the king in #Tamizhi & #Prakrit on both sides.
Proof #Tamizhi & #Prakrit were the official administrative languages of the great dynasty ruling India contrary to claims that Sanskrit was! ImageImage
What's written on the coin.
In Tamizhi:அரசன் வசிட்டி மகன் திருசதகணி
Arasan vasitti makan thirusathakani

In prakrit : Ranjano vasitti puthasirisathakani

The character ittu ( C, ட்) has a dot on it.
Also the grammar rules given by Ainthiranar/ Tholakkapiar is followed . Image
Rule of Tholakkapiar
வடசொல் கிளவி வட எழுத்து ஒரீஇ
எழுத்தொடு புணர்ந்த சொல் ஆகும்மே.

In short while writing Tamizhi not to use Vadamozhi words , that is followed in the coin!
But surprise is why prakrit also words following it!

Prakrit language came 4m Tamizhi that's why this👆
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Mirza Khan (17th Century) considered #Sanskrit as dev-bāni (language of gods) and akash-bāni (language of the skies), #Prakrit as Nāg-bāni (language of snakes) and Pātāl-bāni (language of the underground), and #Braj or Bhākhā as the language of the world in which we live.
Mirza khan wrote this in his encyclopedic book Tuḥfat al-hind (gift from/to India) which he composed around 1674-75 for Muhammad Azam (son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb). Mirza khan also regarded Brajbhasha as afṣaḥ-yi zabānhā (i.e. most eloquent of all languages).
The book is organised with an intro to Braj alphabet & 7 chapters. The 7 chapters-
1. Prosody (pingal)
2. Rhyme (tuk)
2. Tropology and metaphorics
4. The amorous mood in literature (singār-ras)
5. The combined arts of music, dance and dram (sangīt)
6. Erotology
7. Physiognomy
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The #BrahmiScript is the earliest writing system developed in India after the #IndusScript. All modern #IndianScripts & most of the scripts found in Southeast/EastAsia are derived from Brahmi.
*Comparison of various abugidas descended from #BrahmiScript :-
The Sohgaura copper plate inscription is an #IndianCopperPlateInscription written in #Prakrit in the #BrahmiScript. It was discovered in Sohgaura, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Map showing routes of following #AncientIndianScripts of #India traveling to other parts of Asia.

Map reference: University of Pennsylvania.
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