Sir Willian Jonesduring his stay in India got interested inSanskrit and explored its virtues and foundedAsiatic Society.
In 1786, he suggested thatGreek,LatinandSanskritall had a
After which many linguists started studying Sanskrit, findingout its links to other language families.
It marked the beginning of
language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; moreperfect than the
, more copious than the
, and more exquisitely refinedthan either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by