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Moreover Sanskrit is a highly
musical and metrical language. It possesses the oldest and most
sophisticated grammatical science, going back to a period before the Buddha to the time of Panini and
before, as he mentions several older grammatical traditions, some
of which can be found in Vedic texts. Even the oldest Sanskrit, that
of the Rig Veda, is done in complex meters and filled with various
sophisticated plays on the sounds of words. It is a language filled with
synonyms indicating a long and rich development. Above all it has an
entire mysticism of sound, mantra and the Divine Word.
In other words Sanskrit does not appear as the legacy of barbarian
hordes but that of an old, venerable, sophisticated poetic
culture. Such a language requires a culture to produce it. This refined
language fits quite well with the refined culture of Harappa but not
with that of the Aryan invasion.