Whatmakes Mathur special?
Mathur is a little village in Karnataka where the residents speak Sanskrit as a language for daily communication. In fact, it is the only village of its kinds where sincere efforts are being made to keep alive a language that has given to the world thousands of literary treasures. Everybody in Mattur, from the vegetable vendor to the priest, understands Sanskrit. Most speak the language fluently too. It is not unusual to see a group of elders reciting Vedic hymns by the riverside while a couple of young men zoom past them on their bikes, flaunting their mobile phones as they converse in the ancient language. Even young children squabbling and playing cricket in the ground speak Sanskrit fluently.
What are the other languages that rely on phonetics?