This language is spoken in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. World’s oldest language is Sanskrit. The Sanskrit language has been spoken since 5,000 years before Christ. Sanskrit is still the official language of India.
Sanskrit is one of the oldest known languages over thousands of years. It is also called “Dev Vani” the language of gods as it is said that Brahma introduced this language to the Sages of celestial bodies. It is believed that the Sanskrit language came from Indo-European language family of Indian subcontinent.
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. As a result, Sanskrit had a lasting impact on the languages of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, especially in their formal and learned vocabularies.
Is it useful to learn Sanskrit?
Apart from the fun, learning Sanskrit can also help you understand the etymology of a lot of words in Indian and non-Indian languages. Sanskrit is also a very systematic and syntactic language and the grammar of the language servers as a master template for most Indian and a few European languages.
Unfortunately or fortunately, Sanskrit is a very complex language and, as such, generally quite difficult to study and acquire.
it’s quite a complex language, so it won’t be feasible for you to learn Sanskrit through books. You’ll need some kind of tutor or a push from someone to learn Sanskrit.
Adequate resources but inadequate Learning
Digital dictionary programs like golden dictionary indeed give you an edge in your learning to an extent and prove useful, only if a teacher is training you in the mainstream. Online resources are only supportive resources. They cannot be used as mainstream training. If you do not get a chance to talk with a native speaker who can correct you or a teacher who can pinpoint your crucial improvement areas, then you will never be able to learn to speak fluently, read or write the Sanskrit alphabets and then it’s a lost game despite your efforts! Language learning is not just about speaking it language learning is also about reading at writing at speaking it and training your ear for it!
Learning Sanskrit on your own is definitely possible, but it depends on what you mean by “on my own.” If, for you, this means “without a formal teacher/tutor,” then yes, it’s more difficult but still reasonable.
If “learning sanskrit on my own” means “without any teacher,” then it’s very unlikely.
Are a dictionary, a textbook, and a mobile phone app enough? They’ll be extremely helpful, but probably not sufficient to help you achieve fluency. When you attempt to create your own sentences in Sanskrit, you will confirm if they’re correct or not?
Learning to what extent?
Thus, there is a 100% possibility/probability that YES is the answer to your question; but remember the road to learning is going to test your patience, motivation, and commitment. Learning through listening also isn’t a foolproof technique if you want to pick up Sanskrit while we are all grown up because, you have lost the “language learning” brain cells you had as kids, so in my suggestion, you’d better learn from a teacher. And it would be so stupid not to make use of their knowledge.
In the end, I only wish to say that while you may be able to pick up the sanskrit accent from repeating after dialogues by just watching online movies, hearing audiobooks, watching TV shows, talk shows, video blogs, you must understand you may never be able to master reading and writing! Those two areas important aspects as speaking and hearing. Sanskrit script is not a very friendly script that you can learn on your own first of all, and even though it has been simplified, it remains a challenge for a person who doesn’t know Sanskrit to get it right. However, the moment you need to read a word or write anything in sanskrit you will need to have an expert or a trainer to teach you the tricks of the trade. In short, what we are saying is it is not impossible to learn Sanskrit, but it is not possible to master it either on your own. If you want to learn Sanskrit to a level of fluency, you certainly need to have a trainer for a teacher training you.