MIA and Vedic

From: michael_donne
Message: 12353
Date: 2002-02-14

I read somewhere that the modern Indian languages are descended from
the Middle Indo-Aryan languages (Prakrits, etc.) but that they are
not directly descended from Vedic Sanskrit. Is this true? How can it
be true?

If so, are they descended from Classical Sanskrit?

How did such a disconnect occur?