Tamil vs Kannada. Which one is the ol...
MARUTI POOJARI

India

#224 Dec 28, 2013
kannada is a good language, compare to other dravidian language bcz . more of the ppl select kannada as a second language. the native speaker of kannada only 34 millions but total speaker of kannada 60 millions. more then 24 millions ppl select as a kannada 2nd language. But native speaker of tamil 60 millions and total number of speaker 66 millions. tamil language difficult to ppl so only 6 millions ppl accept as a tamil as a second language.
And telugu native speakers 66 millions and ttl no of spkr 70 millions and same way malyalam ntv spkr 33 millions and total no of spkr 34 millions.
MARUTI POOJARI

India

#225 Dec 28, 2013
ya KANNADA is very good languge 50% of ppl in karnataka their mother language is TULU,konkani,kodava,urdu,navay ti, and many more. but they r all know kannada very good. but tamil has large nombers of native speakers.Its not a great. but KANNADA more than other 50% of ppl are other language ppl but they r know kannada. now tell me which one is the sweet.....?
suresha

India

#228 Jan 1, 2014
kannada is best man
madhava

India

#229 Jan 1, 2014
KANNADIGARIGE namaskara kannada andre nam thayi. Kannada nivu kaliyadidru parvagilla aadre Kannada na hiyalsbedi. sirigannadam gelge sirigannadam balge
TAMIL MAN

India

#230 Jan 1, 2014
iam tamilian. but kannada easy to understand and good . ya tamil quite difficult. but i support tamil.
magala

Coimbatore, India

#231 Jan 3, 2014
jai karnataka mathe. jai kannada
sagar

Mysore, India

#232 Jan 4, 2014
anil madiwal wrote:
Kannada sweet language guru
super kanla thamma...
howd maga

India

#233 Jan 5, 2014
"super kanla thamma..."
howd kanla
lakx

Bangalore, India

#234 Jan 7, 2014
Linguists all over the world consider Tamil as one of the four oldest living languages, the others being Hebrew, Greek and Latin, many consider Tamil to be the oldest. All these talk about proto-dravidan etc are all crap. People just coin a name to give validity to their statements. The "proto-dravidan" is supposed to be a language from which both Tamil (new) and Kannada (old) originated but the problem is there is never a split in language. Every region is a mix of many groups of people. A new language gradually evolves from parent language/languages mostly due to mixing of people and their languages. For e.g. In Kannada all the “Va” and “Pa” in Halle Kannada is converted to “Ba” and “Ha” which obviously happened when a new group of people settled in Karnataka and their language did not have “Va” and “Pa” and in their effort to be accepted as Kannadigas they probably tried to speak Old Kannada and ended up with “Ba” and “Ha”. Just try and get a genuine oriya or Bengali guy to say “Va” and “Pa” and they will say “Ba” and “Ha” or “Pha”. If you do not think new people settled in karnataka can you please tell me why there was discrimination and Basanna had to form a new sect to gain respect to some sections of the people. People always came, always mixed and new words and grammar introduced.
lakx

Bangalore, India

#235 Jan 7, 2014
What I tried to say is, 90% speaking Kannada and Tamil today probably are not the descendents of the people who spoke the "proto-dravidian" language. Almost all of them are people who settled in the last few centuries. So what is the point in taking pride in "your" language being the oldest when that oldest language might not really have been yours really. Anyways, even in Karnataka, Tulu is older than Kannada.
lakx

Bangalore, India

#236 Jan 7, 2014
MARUTI POOJARI wrote:
ya KANNADA is very good languge 50% of ppl in karnataka their mother language is TULU,konkani,kodava,urdu,navay ti, and many more. but they r all know kannada very good. but tamil has large nombers of native speakers.Its not a great. but KANNADA more than other 50% of ppl are other language ppl but they r know kannada. now tell me which one is the sweet.....?
Well Karnataka's official language is kannada and 50% of the people are not "native" speakers so they learn Kannada and yes most of the people who speak Tamil consider temselves to be "native" Tamils even though many are from "non-native" Tamil speakers so how is it "not great", on the contrary the fact that many non-tamils like muslims, naidus, naickars(nayaks), gounders(goudas/gouds), Vanniyars(banniyas), Chettiyars(Chetty/Shetty/sethi /seth etc), Iyers & Iyengars(aryans) and many more like some saurastrians have all abandoned and completely forgotten their native language and accepted Tamil as their language even the Iyengars in Karnataka still speak the old version of Tamil which sounds like tulu or coorgi but say they are "native" Kannada speakers.
lakx

Bangalore, India

#237 Jan 7, 2014
Suhas wrote:
Tamil pronunciation is worst because they can't pronounce ''HA'' if u ask any tamilian to say ''MAHENDRA'' they say ''MAGENDRA'',this is the real difference,I asked my tamil friend to say ''HAYAWADANA'' he said ''GAYAWADANA''if any one has doubt with this pls try with your tamil friends ,they can't Pronounce ''HA''..haha..how they will compare with Kannada,one who speaks kannada,his accent is perfect,if u want to know tamil accent ,then pls watch Chennai express movie...one more thing pls visit ay tamil Restaurants ,their u will find ''GOPI MASALA'' special tamil dish ,don't get confused it is Gobi masala...hahaha...
Rubbish. There is a difference between script and language. Tamil script does not have "Ha" so they use "Ka" instead of "Ha", in fact "Ka" in the script is pronounced in the tamil language as "ka", "Kha", "Ga", "Gha" and "Ha" depending on the word as all these characters are basically "Ka" pronounced in different accents, e.g. "Kha" is the way Punjabis say Ka, Gha is the way Bengalis say "Ka". FYI Hindu is a corruption of Sindhu(indus) or in Kannada all the "Pa" in old Kannada is pronounced and written as "Ha". Other languages have many imported words so their script includes them but since Tamil does not have many imported words it ignores these characters but when specific words are used they pronounce it correctly. Due to the quality of teachers some Tamils who have been taught is villages in Tamil only learn are not taught the difference and they learn mahatma as magathma but this in no way means that he cannot pronounce "ha" it is just that due to mugging they have learned to pronounce some words wrongly for only those words which they have learned in Tamil but not for other words. For e.g. I have never seen a Tamil say GAT, GUT, GIKE, GAI, GELLO for HAT, HUT, HIKE, HAI, HELLO. The bottom line is they can say "HA" but in certain non-Tamil words used in Tamil some Tamils pronounce it wrongly due to the way they are taught.
gopal

Chennai, India

#238 Jan 8, 2014
Tamil is the oldest language in the world .. in the epic there are 6 sangam was in the Lemuria continent(kumari kaNdam) .. the last sangam in now running in madurai .. THE ONLY ONE REASON IS TAMIL IS NOT FROM SANSKRIT IS ...tamil can function without support of sanskrit but no other dravidian languages like malayalam ,kannada,telugu cannot function with out the sanskrit ,,, tamil is unique language .... tamillians ruled many other countrys ex.. barma,philiphines .. DONT MAKE FIGHT WITH TAMIL AND KANNADAS
gopal

Chennai, India

#239 Jan 8, 2014
THE PEOPLES Y ALWAYS STRUGGLE WITH TAMILS for pronunciation..... the other 'HA' 'SHA' 'BHA' MHA KHRU ,, THE words are not used in thamil beccause thamil it is the unique word .. kannada ,malayalam ,telugu all of them took the words from sanskrit those words ,,, if u have any doubt search coldwell in google
Tamilan

New Delhi, India

#240 Jan 8, 2014
its too silly!!
personally i ve gt nothin against kannada n dose ppl..
but v gt better competitors to fight wid..
n i happened 2 learn lil bit of kannada..still namage kannada nalla gottilla..
considerable amt of words r same n d way v pronounce s oly diff..
westerners r tryin 2 prove dat tamil s d oldest language in d world..
so better try 2 google out which s d oldest language than beleiving in ur grandma's story..
even still if u cnt find den lemme knw sme couple of basic articles on etymology..
gud luck wid t..
bharathiyar

Erode, India

#241 Jan 11, 2014
sorry i said that telugu is the sweetest language but after that i realized that tamil is the first sweetest language and easy and is a GREATEST LANGUAGE in the world comparing others and everyone should learn this language compare to other meaningless , tough and useless languages.
Naveen kumar

Ashburn, VA

#242 Jan 13, 2014
Telugu is older than kannada, telugu inscriptions found dated back to b.c 500 and tamil inscriptions also found that dated back to b.c 500 and kannada born at the kings era at a.d. 600. And malayalam born at a.d 1200 from tamil lipi. The kannada language was born from telugu lipi.telugu alphabets also found in prakrit language,telugu words are mentioned in greek language at b.c 300.the tamilnadu temples have the telugu inscriptions on the temple walls.the kingdoms of tamilnadu the pallavas,medieval cholas,madurai,tanjavur,vellor e nayaks,gingee,chitra durga,rayadurga,kalahasti,chen napatna,and kandy nayaks are telugus built temples in tamilnadu and karnataka and engraved inscriptions in tamilnadu temples walls,the telugu people in tamilnadu are bodhi dharma,kambar aka kambudu,sarvepalli radhakrishna,the cms jayalalitha,anna,karunanidhi,s rilankan revolutionist vaigo is telugu,nagarjuna acharya is atelugu,tyagaraja is atelugu, Both telugu and tamil born at same time and the oldest languages in india
Naveen kumar

Ashburn, VA

#243 Jan 13, 2014
Great history of telugus: before independence the madras city belongs to telugu people there were 60% of telugu people and 40% of tamils lived in madras but tamils begged madras bity we thrown madras to tamils and telugu peoples settled in andhra,at 2001 censius there were 41% telugu people in tamilnadu and 7% counted as telugu which those were unable to read telugu means 3600000 are counted as tamils, nearly half of the tamilnadu are the origin of telugu,many people in foreign countries such as singapore,malaysia etc are counted as tamils,before independence the telugu population is double than tamils but now tamil population is just came near to telugu populations. nearly half of tamilnadu is ruling by the telugu origins, and 1000000 telugu people are living in united states of america,500000 in malaysia,500000 in gulf countries,200000 in european countries,100000 in singapore,70000 in south africa and lakhs of telugu people living in other countries such as maritius,fizi and other asian countries and africa,australia and other continents respectively. In our country there are 36 lakh people in tamilnadu,33 lakhs in karnataka,13 lakhs in maharashtra and the rest of india contains nearly 15 lakh people living across all the states in india that is the strength of telugus ability. Telugu is the most speaken language in india after hindi and in world than tamil and kannada. The oldest speaking language states like andhra pradesh population is above 9 crore karnataka population is 6 crore, telugu nri population are 40 lakhs kannada nris are 10 lakhs
Naveen kumar

Ashburn, VA

#244 Jan 13, 2014
Greatness of telugu: iam mentioning about the mega telugu legends not normal people the inventors of new ideas and who gave something new to the world,the assaka aka ashmaka is the first kingdom in south india from ap in b.c 800. The shatavahana kingdom from ap is the first and only kingdom from south india that ruled upto central asia,aryabhatta the mathematician and astronomer from the ashmaka kingdom of ap.tallapaka annama charya(saint,poet,philosopher) founder of carnatic music in 14 c. e composed 36000 sankeerthanas on lord venkateshwara,bhadrachala sri ramadasu(poet,philosopher) other famous in carnatic music 16 c.e wrote 100s of poems and thousands of sankeerthanas on lord rama,tyagaraja 17 c.e other famous composer of carnatic. Pallavas are founders of dravidian architectures, the historical temples in tn were builted by telugus,kambar aka kambudu wrote kambaramayanam, valmiki the author of ramayan from telugu land of ap,bodhi dharma the founder of zen kungfu in china is a telugu, nagarjuna acharya the alchemist and philosopher,sankaracharya the great philosopher,nimbaraka charya(god,saint,)veerabrahmen dra swami(saint,prophecy kalagnanam,apothecare, god) vemana(poet,achala yogi,saint,philosopher,prophec y )what these people said about future those are happening in the world now. Great poets of india nannaya bhattaraka,thikkana somayaji,bammera pothanna, and kings era:tenali ramalingadu,alasani peddanna,bharavi dhamodhara,molla,ashta dhiggajaalu etc... And great social reformers,freedom fighters and scientists also born in ap, so tamils or kannadas listen;every one of my telugu person is equal to four of your peoples, so tamils and kannadas dont compete with telugu also we telugus r responsible for the pride and history of tamilnadu, the andhra pradesh previous nickname was "city of pearls" the ap had great titles called "rice bowl of india" and "egg bowls of asia" do u have any great titles like that for ur state. The andhra pradesh people are culturally and traditionally much better than tamils and kannadigas
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#245 Jan 13, 2014
Who is the oldest, forget about this , as love for all races is that everyone should open their eyes and work together for common cause seek peace not wars! As War mongers in each race are trying to divide people to wars, so wake up MAKE PEACE NOT wars!

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