Culture and language are very closely linked. We can say that humanity has one culture and one inner language which have variegated expressions in so many languages and civilizations. Every language is our common heritage and deserves preservation and equal respect. No language should be suppressed.
Saḿskrta (Sanskrit) is an existing language of today that is taught and vibrates with many languages. This is a gist on its origin in the antiquity:
Saḿskrta is an indigenous language of India. In the old days greater India included part of Southern Russia, Afghanistan and present day area from Myanmar to Cambodia. <<At one time the Saḿskrta language was used throughout the vast region extending from southern Russia all the way to Suvarńadviipa (Myanmar, Thailand, Camobodia, Vietnam, Laos) >>
The Vedic language was << the first developed human language>>. It was closely related to Saḿskrta but was used outside India by the Aryan sages in Central Asia who composed the first portion of the Vedas about 15, 000 years ago. <<The Vedic language, that is the Vedic offshoots of Saḿskrta, may be of non-Indian origin, but the Saḿskrta language is of Indian character, of Indian origin.>>
<<In those days one almost identical language was current all the way from Central Asia and Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia. The branch of that language that was popular in the southeastern part of that expanse was called Saḿskrta, while the language that was spoken in the northwestern parts was Vedic.>>
Although the two languages were <<almost identical>> yet due to their usage and language characteristics they were quite distinctively different. As the Aryans moved closer to India via Iran and Afghanistan over a period of a few thousand years, the Vedic and Saḿskrta influenced each other, so that by 7500 years ago the Vedic that had no grammar fused into the structured Saḿskrta language.
<<The language in which the Vedic scriptures were composed was not Saḿskrta – hence it is called the Vedic language. There is a heaven-and-hell difference between Saḿskrta and Vedic.>> <<Vedic and Saḿskrta are not the same languages. The language of the Aryans is Vedic Saḿskrta, or rather Rg Vedic Saḿskrta. Saḿskrta is of Indian origin.>>
<<In the past the tie amongst the recognized tongues of the ancient world was Vedic. The later Vedic language was known as Saḿskrta. Saḿskrta was suited to the purpose of communication with the mass. The word “Saḿskrta” means reformed or repaired language. When Vedic came in contact with the general mass, the downtrodden mass, it became Saḿskrta.>>
<<By the time written script was used for the Vedic language, the Saḿskrta era had arrived. It was then that Páńini wrote his grammar >> Panini wrote the ‘Siddánta kaomudii’ about 5600 years ago. <<
Neither Vedic nor Saḿskrta had their script for thousands of years. It is due to the Vedas that this ancient language was transmitted. The Vedas were passed on orally. How was it possible for a language to survive for so many thousands of years?
Text in brackets <<>> is by Shrii PR Sarkar