Re: MEDIA: NOVA on Gamma Ray Bursters

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 17:18:01 MST

> Oh, there's no question Sanskrit is just another Indo-European
> language. Scads of isoglosses and cognates; people even used
> to learn Lithuanian to help with Sanskrit. Either they borrowed the
> astronomical observations from older sources, or somebody
> just got the astronomy wrong. I'll bet different observations
> put the Rig Veda in markedly different times, reflecting an accretional
> or erroneous origin for the text. Language and geography put it
> 2000-1000 BC.

Actually there is considerably more controversy on its date than
these confident proclamations indicate. Please share some of
the "scads".

- s.

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