Rishi Rajpopat, an Indian doctoral student at Cambridge University, has made what linguists call a “revolutionary discovery” by solving a 2,500-year-old Sanskrit grammar puzzle. The puzzle BC. It is not known to be a grammatical tool created by the “father of linguistics”, a grammarian named Panini, around 500 BC. The puzzle is designed to allow anyone who understands it to derive or construct millions of grammatically correct Sanskrit words using basic root elements. Sanskrit was given a new dimension by deciphering the puzzle that has not been solved until now.
Sanskrit is an ancient South Asian language from which Hinduism and India’s greatest works of science, philosophy, poetry and other literature have been transmitted for thousands of years. Only an estimated 25,000 people speak the language today, but Rajpopat’s discovery could allow computers to learn the language and make it more accessible.
“Some of India’s oldest wisdom was produced in Sanskrit, and we still don’t fully understand what our ancestors accomplished,” Rajpopat said in a statement released Thursday. said. “We are often convinced that we are not important, that we are not bringing enough to the table. I hope this discovery instills confidence, pride in students in India and shows that they too can achieve great things.” he added.