LINGUISTIC PRE-HISTORY OF INDIA…….3
Vedic language was the language of Vedic mantras. It had a longer history as a communicative medium of mantras. It lived in the memory of Vedic scholars and Pandits. When Sayanacharya in the 14 century A.D. gave a written form borrowing Devenagary Script used for Sanskrit language and gave the veneer of Sanskrit. Thus Vedic mantras got the form of a written language from 14th century A.D. Vedic language and Sanskrit languages are having poetic differences, morphological differences, syntactical differences and semantic differences according to Sriman Narayanamurthy .
Therefore Vedic language and Sanskrit languages are entirely two different languages. Most of the early Indian historians, literary historians and linguists erroneously thought that Vedic language and Sanskrit languages are one and the same and enforced a serious error in the early Indian history by creating misleading nomenclature for their imaginary language as “Vedic Sanskrit”.
Vedic language without a written form as religious mantras had a very long history. With a written form had a history from fourteenth century A.D. It is still living as a language of religious communication. Sanskrit language had a genesis first in the first century B.C. as experimental inscriptional language and its birth as a literary language was in the 4th century A.D. Sanskrit language had a flourishing history during the age of ritual politics throughout India. According to Gopalasamy Iyangar about sixty percent of Sanskrit literary creations were made in South India as Sanskrit language was an all India language. It was not Vadamozhi. In the Tamil word is erroneously called Vadamozhi.