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Script in infoboxEdit

The infobox itself says, "No native script." As long as Sanskrit was a living language, its various compositions were either orally transmitted (1500 BCE to 500 BCE), or written in Brahmi script, Kharosthi or later the Nagari script, a precursor to the late-medieval and modern Devanagari script. If someone can write "Samskritam" in any of the first three above-mentioned scripts, fine. But writing it in the Devanagari is only slightly more authentic than writing it in the Persian script, for the first Sanskrit translations to Persian were done around the same time as the Devanagari began to establish itself as a stable script for transcribing works in a dead language. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 00:55, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

@Fowler&fowler: I have Brahmi keyboard and can upload Sanskrit written in Brahmi script. However, in Brahmi is it written as Sanskrit or Sanskritam ?Awaiting your reply. 86.97.131.142 (talk) 19:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Hmm. I didn't realize they had Brahmi keyboards. (I suppose they could be used for writing articles about old inscriptions.) The problem though might be bigger. In my limited knowledge, it is not clear that at the time that Brahmi may have been used for writing Sanskrit, that the nominalization (neut) saṃskṛtam was in existence or it was only used as an adjective saṃskṛtā or saṃskṛta (meaning pure, or improved, or refined) in combination with a noun which it was modifying. Also, it is not clear how it was pronounced then. Someone working in historical linguistics might have a clue. You could write either word with such a keyboard but we will need a reliable source saying that that is how it was written in those times. As far as I'm aware the Asokan edicts, which were written in the Brahmi script, were (at least in on the pillars) using a Prakrit language. I'm not sure that there are surviving ancient Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi, though there might be later ones in Sarada or Nagari (precursor to Devanagari). Sorry, I can't help any further, but writing the present-day pronunciation of the word "sanskrit" or "sanskritam" on such a typewriter is a fraught exercise despite Panini's supposed thoroughness. Sorry, I should have been more careful in choosing my words above. Now that I think of it, I meant "if someone can reliably write ...." Best regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 22:59, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks to the author(s) from the Tatar Wikipedia participantsEdit

Thank you, the author(s) of this article. We translated your article into the Tatar language.--A.Khamidullin (talk) 12:46, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@A.Khamidullin: I see that. Congratulations! Best regards on behalf of the various authors, foremost among which, I believe, has been @Dbachmann: Fowler&fowler«Talk» 15:45, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

इस लेख को पढ़कर बहुत ही अच्छा लगा अब इसको संस्कृतानुवाद की भी आवश्यकता है जो मैं करने का प्रयास करूंगा अंशू गुप्ता (talk) 07:40, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

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A grammar mistake?Edit

In the Writing system section, shouldn't there be no article?
calling it a "parallel products of a literate society"--Adûnâi (talk) 10:09, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

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