DECLINE AND TRACES

Decline of Spoken Sanskrut :

Over the centuries, the Prakrits underwent language change to a degree that vernaculars (native language of a country) and Sanskrut ceased to be inter comprehensible and had to be learned as a separate language, rather than a distinguished or noble register of the popular language.

A possible clue to termination of Sanskrut as a spoken language is provided by Kalhana who describes Samkaravarman (883–902) as:

"Thus this [king], who did not speak the language of the gods but used vulgar speech fit for drunkards, showed that he was descended from a family of spirit-distillers".

Traces of spoken Sanskrut Now :

Sanskrut is used as everyday spoken language in the village of Mathoor near Shimoga in Karnataka state, southern India and in Jhiri Village in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district of India. Inhabitants of all castes learn Sanskrut starting in childhood and converse in the language.