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On 2/18/2017 at 6:01 AM, jkvlondon said:

wouldn't he have spoken Prakrit ? given that lower castes were forbidden from listening to the 'divine language' of sanskrit also the fact that Sanskrit was a literary language and Prakrit a speaking language with different dialects . 

The so called intellectual or historian speculate that Sanskrit was the language spoken by elite.  We have been taught  for years that Sanskrit was the language of priestly class and that they did not let it reach the commoners. The warriors are not from the priestly class and in fact they never were. The Sanskrit speaking folks were the clever type who would never put themselves to the harms way.

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On 2/18/2017 at 6:01 AM, jkvlondon said:

wouldn't he have spoken Prakrit ? given that lower castes were forbidden from listening to the 'divine language' of sanskrit also the fact that Sanskrit was a literary language and Prakrit a speaking language with different dialects . 

The so called intellectual or historian speculate that Sanskrit was the language spoken by elite.  We have been taught  for years that Sanskrit was the language of priestly class and that they did not let it reach the commoners. The warriors are not from the priestly class and in fact they never were. The Sanskrit speaking folks were the clever type who would never put themselves to the harms way.

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On 2/18/2017 at 6:01 AM, jkvlondon said:

wouldn't he have spoken Prakrit ? given that lower castes were forbidden from listening to the 'divine language' of sanskrit also the fact that Sanskrit was a literary language and Prakrit a speaking language with different dialects . 

The so called intellectual or historians speculate that Sanskrit was the language spoken by elite.  We have been taught  for years that Sanskrit was the language of priestly class and that they did not let it reach the commoners. The warriors are not from the priestly class and in fact they never were. The Sanskrit speaking folks were the clever type who would never put themselves to the harms way.

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On 2/18/2017 at 3:05 AM, Guest Jacfsing2 said:

No, he would have spoken Sanskrit since he was an elite, the commoners would probably speak a language only vaguely similar to Punjabi as it wasn't very evolved at the time.

All of these are suppositions, bro.

Linguists know that, generally, all the social classes of a physical area speak the same language, though some classes may use more advanced vocabulary. I'm talking about the syntax. That is, unless the King is an invader, which Porus was not.

When you say Punjabi wasn't very evolved, what do you mean? The syntax must have been roughly the same. As for vocabulary, do you really think Punjabis at the time did nothing more than grunt to express their thoughts? That they had no shades of meaning? Such as hot/cold, red/yellow/blue, angry/sweet/loving/sad, etc?

Why must we always have an inferiority complex?

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