Can Sanskrit be revived like Hebrew?
Yes we can revive sanskrit in India..
What language was spoken in Israel before Hebrew?
Spoken in ancient times in Palestine, Hebrew was supplanted by the western dialect of Aramaic beginning about the 3rd century bc; the language continued to be used as a liturgical and literary language, however. It was revived as a spoken language in the 19th and 20th centuries and is the official language of Israel.
What is the official language of Israel?
Hebrew in the national language. We have two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic. Several other languages are widely spoken, primarily English, Russian, Amharic, Spanish, French. Yiddish, Ladino, German, Romanian and Hungarian were widely spoken for the state’s first 30–40 years (1948–88), but no longer are.
Should Sanskrit be taught as a subject in schools?
It does not require much wisdom to suggest that the virtual absence of Sanskrit as a subject in schools has damaged the foundation for learning languages, for any classical language acquaints the young learner with certain basic structures of all languages. Teaching of a classical language would be a welcome revival of an intellectual discipline.
Is Sanskrit a classical language?
Shorn of its association with caste, class and religion, the study of Sanskrit remains one of the basic classical disciplines in our country. The importance of learning a classical language in school is acknowledged the world over although the tendency to dispense with “dead” languages has of late become global.
Why do so many Israelis speak Russian and Ethiopian?
Russian and Amharic are also widely used due to the large number of people who came to Israel from the former Soviet Union and from Ethiopia. Most Israelis are not fluent in English at all, and are able to speak only very basic English, and in some cases not even that.