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Who invent the tamil language and when?is tamil and sanskrit has any similarity?

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According to the evolution theory and the migration studies of human beings, we originated in Africa and one group migrated to South India and another migrated to present day Arabia/Iran and then into europe...The first inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent were the dravidians who lived in present day south tamilnadu and kerala...and they spoke a language that is derived by imitating the basic sounds of birds and animals...this language later grew to be called Tamil and it had acquired a written form...The brahmi script was used in the earliest tamil literature that has been found..this script is the base of all the scripts of dravidian languages...

DNA studies have shown that the original inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent (Much before the Aryans came into north India and much before the language sanskrit was born) were the Virumandi clan in tamilnadu and they speak Tamil...these people are the original Indians if you want to call them so...Please watch the googlevideos link and the DNA studies of the haplo group website...

Later Dravidians migrated further north and and settled in present day karnataka, Andhra etc...Initially these settlers were speaking tamil but slowly it got modified and they developed their own script and their dialect developed into a mature, independent form known as todays Kannada and Telugu...

until the 10t century Tamil and Malayalam were the same language and there was no distinction.."Malayalam" means "the dialect of the Hill people" in Tamil...slowly the hill people beyond the western ghats mountain ranges developed tehir own style and dialect and malayam branched off as a separate language...with its own literature..

Some dravidians migrated even further north into the present day afghanistan and iran and they have also evolved into a seprate language (Eg Malto).... The indus valley script (The language of the indus valley civilisation) is so far undeciphered...but so far the best accepted and the most consistent theory is that this language was dravidian...the original harappans who lived in present day balochistan in pakistan, spoke a dravidian language called Brahvi...It must be noted also that the indua vally civilisation happened much later than the migrant settlers in deep south India that i mentioned earlier(The virumandis)..

Now all these dravidian languages are quite mature and independent though they they had the same origin and this origin language was called Tamil..It must be noted than written script evolved much much later and hence origin of the languages can be much older than their written forms...

Sanskrit came into present day India/pakistan much later ...Sanksrits origin can be traced back to the deserts of present day Turkhemenistan...later all these languages had some influence of sanskrit and sanskrit also had got influenced heavily from these dravidian languages..sanskrit has also borrowed a lot of words from dravidian languages...Though the origin of sanskrit can be traced to central asia, it was nourished and and it grew to its full glory in the area around present day north India/Kashmir and pakistan...

Hindi is has three or four languages to thank as its origin...Awadhi,Brajbasha,Arabic and Persian...Since Awadhi and brajbasha are derived from sanskrit you can say the mother language of present day hindi are sanskrit, arabic and persian...you cannot ignore arabic and persian vocabulary as they form a very vital part of Hindi...the mughals were responsible for this...Tulsidas wrote ramachandra harita in Awadhi, not in Hindi as many people think...

I guess that pretty much helps clear the origin of most Indian languages... :D... this is the current consensus of most independent historians and linguists in the world and hence is the most trustable/scientific version of the story of our languages...however hardliners will have their own story since they dont want to hurt their own identities...i wish tey leave their emotions alone and follow rationality...

If you were to choose a single language that originated independantly and grew and nourished completely in India, By Indians, ever since the first human being set foot on Indian Soil... it is Tamil...and All Indians can be proud of this languauge

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  • <]-|_|-[> answered 5 years ago
    no one invents languages. Tamil exist from pre-historic periods. It is one of the ancient languages spoken in the world.
    Tamil and sankrit are different. all language meant for communication. and hence there will be similarities among all ancient languages not just with Tamil & Sanskrit.
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  • erlampo answered 5 years ago
    Elmer Fudd invented the Tamil language in 1927. Yes, Tamil and Sanskrit are actually the same language.
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  • Buzzzbe answered 5 years ago
    There are many tamil words in sanskrit .but both carry only morals into the common man.
    A language is required to communicate.
    Student strive 50% of time in these both language instead of creativeness on technology.
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  • NativeIndian answered 5 years ago
    Tamils have been called the last surviving classical civilisation on earth. - http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/ask/i...
    So called rig veda borrowed lots of words from Dravidan languages.
    http://www.thehindu.com/2008/05/03/stori...

    NO DOUBT 100% i can say it is only TAMIL in INDIA - WHICH IS OLDER THAN SANSKRIT. Tamil born approx in 10,000 BC and Sanskrit born in 1500 BC.

    From Indus Valley to coastal Tamil Nadu
    Continuity of tradition: Megalithic pots with arrow-work graffiti found at Sembiankandiyur village in Nagapattinam district.
    CHENNAI: In recent excavations in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu, megalithic pottery with graffiti symbols that have a strong resemblance to a sign in the Indus script have been found. Indus script expert Iravatham Mahadevan says that what is striking about the arrow-mark graffiti on the megalithic pottery found at Sembiyankandiyur and Melaperumpallam villages is that they are always incised twice and together, just as they are in the Indus script.

    The Hindu published on April 27 a report (“Megalithic period pottery found”) on megalithic pottery and urns found at Sembiyankandiyur, along with [in most of the editions] a photograph of three pots with arrow-like graffiti symbols on each pot.
    In all the three pots, the arrow-like symbol appeared two times each and next to each other.

    The Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department found these pots during excavations at Sembiyankandiyur between February and April 2008 after a school teacher, V. Shanmuganathan, unearthed a polished neolithic axe from the garden of his house at Sembiyankandiyur in 2006. The axe had engravings that resembled the Indus script.
    In May 2007, the Department found several pots at Melaperumpallam near Poompuhar during a trial excavation. Some of these had the same arrow-like symbol occurring twice on them, and always adjacent to each other.
    According to Mr. Mahadevan, seals unearthed at Mohenjodaro (now in Pakistan) in the 1920s have similar arrow-like signs that also occur twice and always together. There are several seals with the Indus script and engravings of a bull or a unicorn where the arrow-like sign always occurs in pairs.
    While the megalithic/Iron Age pottery in Tamil Nadu is datable between the third century B.C. and third century A.D., the Indus script belongs to the period 2600 B.C. to 1900 B.C. of the mature Harappan period.
    “In spite of the enormous gap in time and space between the Indus civilisation sites and [the] Tamil Nadu [sites], it appears that the megalithic graffiti of Tamil Nadu have continued the tradition of the Indus script,” Mr. Mahadevan said.

    “Despite a slight difference in the graphic of the arrow-like symbol found on the megalithic pottery of Tamil Nadu and the sign in the Indus script, the fact is that they always occur in double and together. So this requires further study and investigation.”

    In 1960, B.B. Lal, former Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), wrote a paper in the publication Ancient India brought out by the ASI, with a photographic catalogue of the megalithic and chalcolithic pottery with graffiti marks and comparing them with the signs of the Indus script. “Since then, many more examples of pottery with graffiti marks that have a strong resemblance to the Indus signs have been found at Sanur near Tindivanam in Tamil Nadu and Musiri (Pattanam) in Kerala,” Mr. Mahadevan said.

    Particularly significant was a large megalithic terracotta plate found at Sulur near Coimbatore, with symbols closely resembling an inscription on a tablet found at Harappa, which is also in Pakistan now. Hence, “there is distinct possibility that the megalithic symbols and the corresponding signs of the Indus script have the same significance and meaning,” he said. (The terracotta plate from Sulur is on display at the British Museum in London).

    In his paper, “A megalithic pottery inscription and a Harappa tablet: a case of extraordinary resemblance,” published in the Journal of Tamil Studies, Volume No.71, June 2007, Mr. Mahadevan said: “I suggest that close resemblances are possible only if the south Indian megalithic script is related to the Indus script. Further, the common sequence found on the Sulur dish and the Harappa tablet may indicate that the languages of the two inscriptions are related to each other.”

    http://hubpages.com/hub/INDUS-VALLEY-SCR...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chera_dynasty
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Cholas

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