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[R&F] Chandragupta Maurya/India First Look

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by bite, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Alexander's Hetaroi

    Alexander's Hetaroi Warlord

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    Do we know his agenda yet, because it seems like some people do?
     
  2. RohirrimElf

    RohirrimElf Chieftain

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    Watch Ed Beach`s twitter account
     
  3. Zaarin

    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    Trajan speaks Classical Latin. Also, Ecclesiastical Latin is still the liturgical language of the Catholic Church, and there are plenty of people who still learn it in order to read the classics and Medieval literature. "Dead" means no one speaks it as a daily language or acquiring it as a first language, not that no one can understand it. ;) The same is true of Sanskrit: it's widely studied not only by Hindus (since the Vedas are in Sanskrit) but also by many people interested in Indo-European studies since, until Hittite was discovered, Sanskrit, Avestan, and Ancient Greek were the oldest known Indo-European languages (but sadly Avestan wasn't really given the attention it deserved until rather late).
     
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    He's definitely speaking Sanskrit. If the narrator wasn't speaking over him I might have been able to translate.
     
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  5. The Kingmaker

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    I once knew a Hindu Brahman who was married to a Latter-day Saint woman.

    He was reading her scriptures to familiarize himself with her faith.

    He was dismayed to learn that while the Book of Mormon had been translated into his native Hindi, it was not available in Sanskrit.

    It seemed sacrilegious to him that her scriptures might be available in common parlance but not in what he deemed the sacred language.
     
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