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Why is Devanagari currently used for Sanskrit?

Even up to the 19th century, it was common for Sanskrit manuscripts to be transcribed and published in many writing systems, including the Perso-Arabic script. Devanagari was the first Indic script to ...
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Why is Devanagari currently used for Sanskrit?

As for when, Sanskrit was written in various scripts, according to Salomon (Indian epigraphy), and Devanagari was used for Sanskrit since the 7th century, and was only written in inscriptions from ...
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Origin of ratchasap/ราชาศัพท์ phenomenon in Thai and/or Tai-kadai languages

ราชาศัพท์ raa-chaa-sàp itself is a Pali-derived word, ราชา raa-chaa (राज rājā "king, monarch") + ศัพท์ sàp (originally from Sanskrit शब्द śabda "word"); hence, "Royal Language&...
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removing visarg in sanskrit sandhi

No it is wrong. The correct sandhi and rules are as follows: रामः + रमते = रामस् + रमते = रामो रमते This is a basic rule in which word-final अस् becomes ओ before semivowels. This does NOT apply to ...
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Oxford/Cambridge Sanskrit Book

This sounds like Burrow, The Sanskrit Language: it is part of a series The Great Languages from Faber & Faber, not from Oxford or Cambridge.
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What are the Middle Indo Aryan pleonastic suffixes and what are their Sanskrit/OIA cognates?

A pleonastic suffix is one which is redundant in that the basic meaning of the word is exactly the same but the extension has a certain effect that could be emphatic, poetic, or diminutive. It is ...
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In Sanskrit a living language according to this definition?

The definition of "living language" given in the question is not used in linguistics. Instead, linguists define a living language as a language that is passed as a first language to the next ...
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What are some good sources for Old Marathi and Old Konkani as would have been spoken around 1100-1600?

Tulpule & Feldhaus (1999) A dictionary of Old Marathi https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/tulpule/ This source includes many usage examples. Marathi has the oldest literary record of the New ...
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Why is Devanagari currently used for Sanskrit?

There are two reasons. Firstly, the other scripts died out but nagari survived. As to why this happened is worth looking into, and probably has to do with printing. Secondly, its a North Indian bias. ...
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