Is Tamil the Oldest Language? Is Peshawar attack essay in urdu the Oldest Language in the World? Tamil over other known languages.
1500bc Aryan Invasion Is Tamil the Oldest Language in the World? What Language Did Aryan’s Speak? When Aryans invaded India, Circa 1500 B. They would have spoken a kind of minor language with no script or literature. They found Tamil, a highly developed language, spoken throughout the Indian sub-continent up to Baluchistan in the Himalayas. Vincent Smith, a noted British historian, in his book on Early Indian History, refers to the contribution of Tamil especially words borrowed by Aryans into their language. Sandhi rules’ of sentence construction.
Over a period of time Sanskrit appropriated many Tamil words altered a bit phonetically and made it Sanskrit. Tamil was not used in official dealings. English’ being called in French ’Anglais’ language in Britain itself ! Then how can there be a well-developed script alone ? Similarly Tamil music was appropriated and called ’Carnatic’ music !
Carnatic Music’ is not found in Karnataka! Many north Indians are not aware of such a great language at all. Over a period of time, a great myth, that Sanskrit was older than Tamil ,was born. It was also projected that Sanskrit is the most important language of India as well as the world !
This myth has been sustained over a period of almost 3000 years through media and all centres of higher learning . One should not forget the fact that Sanskrit was never a spoken language of the masses. It was basically a court language and widely used only for coded Vedic rituals. Tamil words slightly altered phonetically and so it sounds different. Pusai’ are considered cognate words.
Tamil etymology is clear,logical and acceptable unlike Sanskrit etymology which prima-facie appears uncertain and untenable. Research shows presence of large number of Tamil words in Sanskrit awaiting acknowledgement. Tamil Spoken Countries Is Tamil the Oldest Language in the World? Of course, there are a few Sanskrit words in Tamil also but these are words which denote superstitious, mythological or irrational concepts. Tamil is an independent language with a stock of vocabulary comparable to Greek and Latin. Sanskrit was an independent language spoken by Aryans when they entered India,why it is not spoken anywhere else in the world ? Even from areas from where Aryans are supposed to have migrated from ?
It is also a point to mention that the Brahmins in India speak only the local language as their mother-tongue. Tamil Is A Global Language! Tamils have a long tradition of sea-faring and so has better recognition in other countries than in India, a country of its origin. Tamil is a national language in Sri Lanka and Singapore and is widely used in Malaysia, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Cameroon and Canada. Moreover Tamil is a working language for ASEAN countries. Tamil appears to be most likely language first spoken by man.