EMERGENCE OF GRAMMAR IN TAMIL LANGUAGE
34. EMERGENCE OF GRAMMAR IN TAMIL LANGUAGETail, as a Dravidian language, descends from Proto-dravidian language according to a linguist named Bhadrijaju Krishnamurti. Linguists say that Dravidian language was spoken was spoken in the third millennium B around the lowr part of Godavari river in peninsular India. Evidences show that the speakers were associated with neolitic complexes of South India.The next phase is the history of Tamil. Based on studies of linguists, south Dravidian was spoken in the midde of second millennium BC and that the proto tamil then emerged in the third century.Among all the indian languages, Tamil is the most ancient of all. Scholars attest that it is categorized in three, the old tamil, the middle tamil and the modern tamil.The period of Tamil language where in it is spanning around the 8th century CE is the age of Old Tamil. Short inscriptions are mostly the evidences and records found in potteries and caves.The evolution of old tail to middle tamil has taken place by the 8th century. Grammatical changes have been made as well as phonological change.Modern Tamil, which is s known as “The Nannul” is the standard grammar of modern Tamil. It continued to be a grammar of the 13th century .
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