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Keep in mind, I'm talking about the archaic form of Sanskrit which is used in the Vedas, I have a desire to learn Vedic Sanskrit

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  • What other type of Sanskrit is there ?
    – mar
    Dec 30, 2021 at 21:18
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    Classical Sanskrit, the one used in Puranas and Ithihasas. Dec 31, 2021 at 5:12
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    The language is quite different, it's not really about Prose vs Poetry, Sanskrit of the Ithihasas and Puranas was standardized around the time of Panini, Vedas are much older and the language is more archaic. Dec 31, 2021 at 8:39
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    Why did I ever say that Paini is the one who did it? I said around Panini's time, look I respect your religious beliefs but I'd much rather look at Sanskrit like a language that is a product of this world (just like any other language) rather than some timeless god-given thing. Sanskrit also evolved, I am just trying to learn the archaic form of Sanskrit which was used in the Rig Veda. Dec 31, 2021 at 9:44
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    @mar Tones are also a big difference. Unless you meant tones with svaras. Jan 3 at 21:08

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