Sanskrit is a classical language of South Asia belonging to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. It arose in South Asia after its predecessor languages had diffused there from the northwest in the late Bronze Age. Sanskrit is the sacred language of Hinduism, the language of classical Hindu philosophy, and of historical texts of Buddhism and Jainism. It was a link language in ancient and medieval South Asia, and upon transmission of Hindu and Buddhist culture to Southeast Asia, East Asia and Central Asia in the early medieval era, it became a language of religion and high culture, and of the political elites in some of these regions.
There are some very rare yet true facts about Sanskirt such as:
- With a recorded history going back to 3,500 years, Sanskrit is believed to be one of the oldest languages in the world still in existence.
- An old, yet, a highly technical, systematic language of the world. Following a research report given by the NASA scientist, Rick Briggs, Sanskrit is one of the most suitable languages for the computers. It is considered to be very efficient in making algorithms.
- A total of 17 countries including the US have Universities that are dedicated completely to Sanskrit and their sole purpose is research on the subject.
- The Sanskrit vocabulary uses 49 sounds, generated from five distinct areas of the mouth, allowing phonetic accuracy.
- According to NASA, Sanskrit is the only unambiguous language in the world. It means that it is the only language that is not open to more than one interpretation of something.
- Sanskrit is known to be the mother of all languages of the world. Nearly (97%) of all languages have been directly or indirectly influenced by this language.All these above reasons are enough to say that Sanskrit is being used as a professional language from so long. And more is to come. Here are 7 tips to help you easily increase your business Sanskrit vocabulary and have you confidently discussing business matters in Sanskrit in no time.
7 Brilliant Ways to Learn Business Sanskrit
1. Read Vishvasya vruttantaha online
Vishvasya vruttantaha is a Sanskrit daily covering financial and economic news, including stock market news and reports. All of its articles are also available on its online edition.
Choose one business article a day to read on the vishvasyavrutantam website. Try to find one which relates to the line of business you’re interested in, otherwise any business article will do. While you’re reading, jot down 10 words you’re not familiar with. Look up their meanings in a Sanskrit online dictionary and write them down by hand in a notebook. Writing things down manually will help you to commit them to memory better.
1. Give yourself a target of learning five words a day
Review the words you’ve learned in tips #1 and 2 above, and underline the five words you think you’ll have the hardest time remembering.
Write out each word by hand in your notebook, followed by its meaning—ten times each.
Repetition is key when it comes to remembering new vocabulary, so the act of writing it down repetitively will help you commit it to memory easily.
If you learn five new words a day, five days a week, you’ll be learning 25 new words a week, or a minimum of 100 words a month!
3. Read a business article on Wikipedia in English and Sanskrit
Choose a precise business topic you’re particularly interested in and look it up on Wikipedia. It could be about business intelligence, the global financial system, or the balance of trade… you choose. Read the description in English carefully, then click on “Sanskrit” in the “languages” column on the lower left side of the page and read the Sanskrit page about the same topic. Again, don’t worry if you don’t understand every word in the article; the aim of this exercise is to try to guess the English equivalent of any new terminology you come across in Sanskrit.
You can also do this exercise the other way around, reading the Sanskrit version first. Keep a mental note of any terms you’re not sure about, and then looking for their equivalents in the English version afterwards.
4. Read out loud every day
Reading an article out loud every day not only helps you get your tongue around difficult pronunciations, but it also jogs your memory.
Aim to read a short article out loud every day. You can choose one of the articles on the vishvasyavrutantam website mentioned above in tip #1, or read the Wikipedia article you selected in the previous tip.
5. Write a paragraph in Sanskrit about your line of business
Imagine you’re meeting an important business contact and have to describe what you do or talk about the line of business you’re in. Write down in Sanskrit the key points of what you’d like to say in a paragraph, and try to incorporate some of the words you’ve learned doing the other exercises in the previous tips above.
If you’re not currently in a specific line of business, write about your dream business sect. You can also write this in a question and answer format, as if you were having a face-to-face discussion with a potential business partner.
6. Follow Sanskrit business leaders and influencers on Twitter
Find the Twitter pages of Sanskrit business leaders and influencers you would be interested in following. Read their most recent posts and decipher any terminology you don’t already know.
7. Find a partner for yourself
No matter what stage you’re at in learning your new language, find someone who’s also trying to learn the language. Schedule times to meet up and share any progress and offer feedback for one another. Exchange resources or tips that have been helpful to you. This can also be a great time to practice your skills with each other. Best of all, you can set goals and hold each other accountable to completing them by the next time you meet.
Follow these 6 handy tips and you’ll quickly and easily increase your business Sanskrit vocabulary, as well as your confidence. By speaking business Sanskrit, you’ll definitely have a more competitive edge with the potential to increase your professional opportunities and build up important business relationships with Sanskrit-speakers.
So look out and never stop learning! All the best!!!