Tamil vs Kannada. Which one is the ol...
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#113 Aug 30, 2013
Okay I just have to wonder – WHY would anyone wonders/care about which language is oldest! OMG if you speak it, then speak it, and be happy. What is this, another example of some kind of "my God can beat up your God" way of thinking? Except in this instance it's "my language is better than your language" – what a bunch of tripe.
vinoth

Trichy, India

#114 Aug 30, 2013
vikram wrote:
Kannada is very old than Tamil & more logical and scientific.. no point in comparing
do u know history, Tamil is reginal language for south, u know ur grand grand grand grand grand father name.
ravi

Houston, TX

#115 Sep 1, 2013
obviously kannada
Ganesh

India

#117 Sep 2, 2013
As far as have investigated, I found that monkeys that are seen in africa are migrated from Tamil Nadu millions of years ago.
Ganesh

India

#118 Sep 2, 2013
I see most of the anti kannada statements are originating from Bangalore! why dont you guys go to your beloved tamil land?
Rathish

India

#120 Sep 2, 2013
Tamil is the oldest language in the world....The one of the famous scientist 'Alex collier' he find tamil is the world language in the world.....kannada immm do'nt compare with tamil...Tamil only best language.....
Ganesh

India

#121 Sep 3, 2013
Kannad Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>that monkeys in Africa is your family, am I right?
No basically I am from Karnataka. It could be your family if you hail from TN.
BBC

Bangalore, India

#122 Sep 5, 2013
Both language are almost equally old.
Tamil is 200years older than kannada.
After research kannada is found to be the better than Tamil respectively in some cases.
Kannada speaking people are found to be the one of the most prosperous groups in the world.
Telugu script has been derived from kannada.
Alok

Bangalore, India

#123 Sep 5, 2013
Kannada rocks
I am proud to a kannadiga.
Arvinda subramani

Bangalore, India

#124 Sep 5, 2013
I am a tamilian living in bangalore
But I still like kannada and kannadigas
World Citizen

Bangalore, India

#126 Sep 6, 2013
A language born all by itself has to be either of God or demon. Like Sanskrit is of God as the whole universe knows. And Kannada is surely a child of Sanskrit, but fiercely independent for creations of its own making it as rich as Sanskrit, while Tamil is an incomplete crap, ugly to hear, barbaric in sounds, moreover born on it's own as Tamils claim. Thus Kannada is a more superior language and no comparison to Tamil crap
Tamilan

Bangalore, India

#128 Sep 8, 2013
Tamil is the oldest language.... there should be no camparisons with other languages as researchers say its more 3500 years old
Tamilan

Bangalore, India

#129 Sep 9, 2013
cvr wrote:
<quoted text>
Tamilians are not indians at all. Irritating language you know.
Ya we are nt indians but yo are nt human itself
It was us who taught you hw to live and
Yo guys civilized from us and learnt all ethics
Yo eat kali(ragi balls) nd yo brains became lik mud as like kali
And again v hv 2 teach yo everything
Vinod

Bangalore, India

#131 Sep 10, 2013
Madam,
Sangam is a tamil word which you use in ur shitty language which is copied 90% from tamil and 10% from sanskrit.
Shanthi wrote:
It has told by the great Tamil activist Periyar that "Tamil is World's oldest living barbarian language" and similarly "Kannada is World's oldest civilized language" because of its clarity in scripts and its phenomenal contribution to Sangam literature(one of the oldest available literature)
Madhusudhan M

Nellore, India

#132 Sep 11, 2013
muniraj wrote:
<quoted text>
joke of the decade... dude first of all u people (tamil) dont have ur own numericals in tamil....but we have our own numericals in kannada..... dont compare ur foolish language with kannada.....
well said bro... got the point... thumbs up to you...
Truth

Chennai, India

#134 Sep 11, 2013
First millennium BC language is tamil
First millennium AD language is Kannada

So Tamil is the oldest language with out doubt.
alok gowda

Bangalore, India

#136 Sep 14, 2013
Ezhilan wrote:
Do not compare Tamil with Kannada... Tamil is first language spoken by a human. Tamil's history dates back to 20000 years... Kannada is a brand new language when compared with Tamil...
....tamil is spoken by slum dogs lik u...ha ha ha
alok gowda

Bangalore, India

#137 Sep 14, 2013
Balaji wrote:
The oldest literature of Kannada dates 1500 before(by 500 AD)... But Tholkappiyam, the grammar of Tamil was written somewhere between 8000BC-500BC. Please check any source on Internet or any book.
* Thirukkural was written by Thiruvalluvar more that 2000 years before. i.e., 30 years before christ was born... Beat this first.
* For the people in this post who mentioned Tamils and Cholas as barbarians, FYI, the esteemed Roman republic had an embassy in the Pandya court and Chinese empire had an embassy in the Chola court.
* Trade was established by Romans and Chinese with Tamils.
* The ancient Romans had superiority complex by which they treated and called uncivilized lots as Barbarians. They wont establish embassies with barbarians.
* Above mentioned diplomatic relations were established 150 years before there was a Pulikesi I; by which time present karnataka region was probably mixing Tamil and Sanskrit to form Kannada.
* I can understand Kannada people cant digest the fact that a Tamil King, Narasimha Pallavan razed the capital Vadhabi of the Great Pulikesi II.
* Narasimha Pallavan did so to avenge his father Mahendra Pallavan's defeat at Pulikesi II's hands.(NOTE: Mahendra Pallavan defended his capital sucessfully though he was defeated in the battle).
* Andhman and Nicobar Isles are now Indian Territories because it was a Chola territory conquered by Rajendra Cholan I, Son of Great Raja Raja Cholan.
* According to Indian History there are 9 Great Kings who never lost a battle.
1. Ajatashatru
2. Chandragupta Maurya
3. Karikala Chola
4. kochengannan
5. cheran senguttuvan
6. Samudragupta
7. Narasimha Pallavan
8. Rajaraja Chola I
9. Rajendra Chola.
Of these 9 Great Kings, 6 are Tamil kings... So please set aside you're envy and be reasonable.
All information I have entered are well known historical information.
ur dad is not there in the great kings list......
ha ha ha
Rakesh

Hyderabad, India

#138 Sep 17, 2013
tamil was derive from kanada because all the time present tamil nadu was ruled by kannada speking kings tamil was before kandamilu root of kannada. And kannada has got perfect 2500yr document at hampi and tamil has got perfect document of 2000. Now telme who is the father of tamil.
Arvind

United States

#139 Sep 17, 2013
Tamil is oldest among Tamil and Kannada.
U see there are some alphabets missing in Tamil, example "Pa" and "Ba" (there are few others) both have same alphabet but depending upon the word or context it has to be pronounced. This is one of the primitive character of old languages. which is corrected in Kannada. And of-course, Telugu is comparatively more modern language with all 56 alphabets...!
I'm a Telugu guy...!:)

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