The Origins of Aryan Speech

— Sri Aurobindo


Price: Rs 65

Pages: 88
Dimensions (in cms): 14x22
ISBN: 978-93-5210-189-4
Soft Cover
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry

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About The Origins of Aryan Speech

Sri Aurobindo became interested in researching the origins and nature of the Indo-European languages (of which Indo-Aryan is a branch) and their relationship to the Dravidian languages after he settled in Pondicherry in 1910. His examination of the vocables of the Tamil language led him to discover missing connections and new relations between Sanskrit and Latin, between Greek and Sanskrit. The possibility of an original connection between the Dravidian and Aryan tongues was one reason he took up a study of the Veda in the original. The material in this book is extracted from Vedic and Philological Studies, Volume 14 of the Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo, and contains the title essay as well as other writings on philology and a selection of his notes of simple root-sounds and their most general meanings.