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Alphabe Thursday … K is for Ka …

August 2, 2012

Ka is the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet.  Sanskrit is the classical language of India;  a member of the Indo-European family of languages including English, Welsh Latin and Greek.It is usually written and printed in a script called Devanagari which means ‘script of the gods.’ which  can be traced back to the fourth century BC.

Ka is also the first letter of the Tibetan Alphabet.  This is one of many similarities between the two languages.   These suggests that although Tibetan was  member Tibeto-Burman group of languages and possibly a distant cousin of Chinese it was adapted from Sanskrit.  In  the seventh century  a writing system was introduced in the monasteries of Tibet for the first translations of Buddhist texts.  

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012 10:45 am

    Thank you for extending my knowledge. This is really interesting as language is key for all us humans isn’t it!

    • August 2, 2012 11:08 am

      With these basic sounds; ka,ma, da etc. it is almost pre-human and more fascinating … xx

  2. August 2, 2012 1:34 pm

    i love to learn more about language and the developement of it. the history of words is a fascinating thing for me. thanks for sharing.

  3. Cathy Kennedy permalink
    August 2, 2012 1:49 pm

    I feel a little brainier. The key word here is “little”. Thanks for sharing your ‘K’ post!

    Just making my daily blog hop rounds. I hope you’ll decide to join in today’s post: Krispy Kreme & Images of a Summer Night Have a good day!

  4. August 2, 2012 3:22 pm

    fascinating! thanks for the brief lesson — would love to read more.

  5. Susan Mystery permalink
    August 2, 2012 3:55 pm

    Nice quick lesson. Very interesting and thank you for deciding to share this today.

  6. August 2, 2012 4:46 pm

    Thanks for teaching me something I didn’t know. Much appreciated!

    =)

  7. August 2, 2012 9:02 pm

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing. Great “K” post

  8. August 10, 2012 10:22 pm

    This was quite fascinating.

    I love all the new things I learn while reading through the weekly links!

    This was a really interesting share!

    Thank you!

    A+

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