Which is the Oldest Indian Language? ...
Murali

Seremban, Malaysia

#6310 Oct 5, 2014
tamil is oldest language.
Mahesh

Singapore, Singapore

#6311 Oct 7, 2014
This thing is still going on... I have done many research myself and discussed with my fellow colleagues who have done master degree in history they all agree that tamil is the oldest language😃
JaChu

Ilford, UK

#6312 Oct 18, 2014
Saravanan wrote:
Hey basterd tamil evidences has been found which old is more than 9000 years..! Sanskrit is the language who the basterds were spoke.
hey Mr. basterd man, tamil was born approximately 2000 years ago.
karthick

Chennai, India

#6313 Oct 24, 2014
Tamil is the root for all languages.Sumerian which is considered by the westerners as the oldest civilisation in the world seems to be old Tamil.
There is enough evidence buddy.

For Example-Sanskrit is perfect..
Tamil has borrowed letters from Sanskrit itself

Just use your common sense buddy here, When you drive bicycle for the first time you commit to make mistakes, over the time you start learn to drive.

This is what happened to Old Tamil language and Sanskrit.
When UNESCO says Sanskrit and tamil is oldest language.I don't know how you people call Sanskrit is the father of tamil?
v parthiban

Mumbai, India

#6314 Nov 3, 2014
hindu warrior wrote:
sanskrit is the oldest language in the world.tamil is not the oldest living langusage in india but sanskrit is.sanskrit is not a dead language.a dead language means it is not used anymore.sanskrit is still used in every hindu temple for holy rituals and mantras.there is a wrong assumption that tamil is older than sanskrit.this is very wrong.tamil evolved from sanskrit.sanskrit is not created by mere men but lord shiva himself.sanskrit is also called the language of the devas.vedas are anadhi(birthless) they are not created by god but his breath.even bhrami scripts are older than tamil.i m not degrading tamil but sanskrit is the father language of tamil and other language of the world.
If sanskrit is oldest language then can you tel the birth date of tamil. can you tell date of birth of thirukural which is written by thiruvalluvar. When you can not clear birth date of one to other langauge .You cannot tell this first ,this secound langauge.
Swarnabhoomi Kuntala

Chennai, India

#6316 Nov 4, 2014
rahmsa and Prakrits side by side. This shows that Apabrahmsa is not the second stage in the development from Sanskrit, but was merely another Prakrit dilect.
13. As per the MST, the Prakrits are all dead languages, having `degraded' into the modern Indo-Aryan tongues. However, Prakrits never disappeared. All the modern Indo-Aryan (IA) languages are Prakrits (Bengali, Marathi etc.). The ancient Prakrits are the direct precursors of the modern languages, thus Vangi - Bengali, Odri - Oriya, and Maharastri - Marathi. All these so-called `Prakrits' such as Vangi, Odri and Maharastri, can all be understood by the speakers of their respective IA languages with the same ease with which a modern speaker of English can understand Anglo-Saxon. This fact alone is sufficient to refute the MST. Far from being dead, Prakrit is still spoken in all parts of India just as it has been for thousands of years. The word Prakrit itself merely means `natural' and refers to all the Indo-Iranian languages as spoken by the common man in India. Thus, even the literal meaning of the word `Prakrit' implies that it is far from dead.
14.Prakrit Older than Sanskrit - The MST claims that Sanskrit is older than Prakrit. However, it is Prakrit which is older than Sanskrit, since several features of Prakrit can be traced to the Rig Veda, which are not found in Sanskrit.
15. Pali poses another problem for the MST. As per the MST, it is an independant derivation from Sanskrit, and is not a Prakrit. However, Pali is in fact a dialect of Magadhi Prakrit and not a separate language as evidenced by the mutual comprehensibility between these two tongues.

Swarnabhoomi Kuntala
Swarnabhoomi Kuntala

Chennai, India

#6317 Nov 4, 2014
11. Prakrit'= Vernacular - The term `Prakrta' or Prakrit means `common',`natural', while the term `Samskrta' or Sanskrit natural means `polsihed, refined'[ Up. 164 ]. Thus Prakrit refers to any of the natural languages, while Sanskrit refers to the `purified' language. This etymology itself indicates that Sanskrit is derived from Prakrit rather than the other way around. This necessarily implies that Sanskrit is, like Old Church Slavonic, a polished version of various vernaculars.
12.Apabrahmsa is a Prakrit - Apabrahmsa, which in the MST is seen as a derivative of Prakrit, is in fact itself a Prakrit known as Abhiri. It was actually comtemporary with all the other Prakrits, and the view that it succeeded Prakrit is wrong. Several dramas have characters speaking Apabrahmsa and Prakrits side by side. This shows that Apabrahmsa is not the second stage in the development from Sanskrit, but was merely another Prakrit dilect.
13. As per the MST, the Prakrits are all dead languages, having `degraded' into the modern Indo-Aryan tongues. However, Prakrits never disappeared. All the modern Indo-Aryan (IA) languages are Prakrits (Bengali, Marathi etc.). The ancient Prakrits are the direct precursors of the modern languages, thus Vangi - Bengali, Odri - Oriya, and Maharastri - Marathi. All these so-called `Prakrits' such as Vangi, Odri and Maharastri, can all be understood by the speakers of their respective IA languages with the same ease with which a modern speaker of English can understand Anglo-Saxon. This fact alone is sufficient to refute the MST. Far from being dead, Prakrit is still spoken in all parts of India just as it has been for thousands of years. The word Prakrit itself merely means `natural' and refers to all the Indo-Iranian languages as spoken by the common man in India. Thus, even the literal meaning of the word `Prakrit' implies that it is far from dead.
14.Prakrit Older than Sanskrit - The MST claims that Sanskrit is older than Prakrit. However, it is Prakrit which is older than Sanskrit, since several features of Prakrit can be traced to the Rig Veda, which are not found in Sanskrit.
15. Pali poses another problem for the MST. As per the MST, it is an independant derivation from Sanskrit, and is not a Prakrit. However, Pali is in fact a dialect of Magadhi Prakrit and not a separate language as evidenced by the mutual comprehensibility between these two tongues.
Swarnabhoomi Kuntala

Chennai, India

#6318 Nov 4, 2014
Sanskrit is the mother of all languages.
1. The sound of each of the 36 consonants and the 16 vowels of Sanskrit are fixed and precise since the very beginning. They were never changed, altered, improved or modified. All the words of the Sanskrit language always had the same pronunciation as they have today. There was no ‘sound shift,’ no change in the vowel system, and no addition was ever made in the grammar of the Sanskrit in relation to the formation of the words. The reason is its absolute perfection by its own nature and formation, because it was the first language of the world.
2. The morphology of word formation is unique and of its own kind where a word is formed from a tiny seed root (called dhatu) in a precise grammatical order which has been the same since the very beginning. Any number of desired words could be created through its root words and the prefix and suffix system as detailed in the Ashtadhyayi of Panini. Furthermore, 90 forms of each verb and 21 forms of each noun or pronoun could be formed that could be used in any situation.
3. There has never been any kind, class or nature of change in the science of Sanskrit grammar as seen in other languages of the world as they passed through one stage to another.
4. The perfect form of the Vedic Sanskrit language had already existed thousands of years earlier even before the infancy of the earliest prime languages of the world like Greek, Hebrew and Latin etc.
5. When a language is spoken by unqualified people the pronunciation of the word changes to some extent; and when these words travel by word of mouth to another region of the land, with the gap of some generations, it permanently changes its form and shape to some extent. Just like the Sanskrit word matri, with a long ‘a’ and soft ‘t,’ became mater in Greek and mother in English. The last two words are called the ‘apbhransh’ of the original Sanskrit word ‘matri.’ Such apbhranshas of Sanskrit words are found in all the languages of the world and this situation itself proves that Sanskrit was the mother language of the world.
I feel the debate will continue for a long time, as there is a absence of written records. But here distinction should be made between vedic and sanskrit. Sanskrit starts with Panini which he calls Chandas.
Swarnabhoomi Kuntala
Rationalist

Coimbatore, India

#6320 Nov 6, 2014
Shipreeta wrote:
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I dont know from where you got this information. Vedas are certainly written in Sanskrit, in fact that Sanskrit is called Vedic Sanskrit. And later it eventually became Classical Sanskrit
Plz show the inscriptions of Sanskrit before BC , there is no inscriptions of sanscrit before 5th centuary
Native Indian

Dubai, UAE

#6321 Nov 8, 2014
Rationalist wrote:
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Plz show the inscriptions of Sanskrit before BC , there is no inscriptions of sanscrit before 5th centuary
Dear All,

Sanskrit Language - No Native Script . It is Oral Language . Now We have Sanskrit literature ( Ramayana, Mahabaratham ..etc . 19th centuries only translated & Written by deva nagari script . Like ( Hindi , Marathi , gujrathi , Bengali ,& North Indian language very young 1100 AD only . eg Hindi language does not have any classical literature before 17 th centuries . India only one language have 2500 bc non sanskrit classical literature . That is Tamil . In india all other language Telugu, kanada , hindi & Malayalam ..etc have Sanskrit literature .
samskratham

Ashburn, VA

#6324 Nov 21, 2014
atoz wrote:
If human beings originated in africa then the african languages must be the oldest languages.
Tamil
tamilian

Delhi, India

#6325 Nov 21, 2014
Peace wrote:
Lemme Clarify. Tamilians are the biggest fools in India. When it comes to Language they can even kill a non-tamil speaking fella. During freedom fight it was required to have a unified language and since most of the states understood(not speak) Hindi thats y it was thought to spread it more to have a unified single language in the whole country. anyway i agree to the part that it shoudnt be forced. Now i don find a single reason rather than teaching Tamil to the entire nation teaching easy hindi was a better option which is even phonetic unlike tamil. Tamils are so orthodox that when it comes to Tamilnadu they dont even consider themselves Indians. They are simply Tamil first and Indians later. THis country can never be united. it was always aryavarta and south India. Tamilians wanted to unite the entire South by making Dravidanadu once but they failed to do so.Thank god for that. Atleast Kannadas,Telugus,Malayalis are far better. I wish they should be given freedom from India and declare them as a seperate country ! So that they can fulfill all their tamil dreams. They don even hav good terms with neighbouring states. I have few tamil friends who dont even want to enter Karnataka. Dunno why :)
Hi dnt talk rubbish without knowing anything..we will give respect to all state people.I think you know about famous actor super star..he is not tamilian..even though we lyk him more than anyone..and one of the cm from here is also not tamilian.but people made that person as cm.so please try to know the truth before talking.here I said are only few examples
arabian

Chennai, India

#6326 Nov 25, 2014
jacob tirunelveli wrote:
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ha ha mr.kool who is ravana's people its you dna researches say that. you illiterate guys dont read books and news you just shout what comes in your mind. let me test you can you say any 5 south indian freedom fighters without reffering any book. no non of the north indians can say. bcos you are fools. you dont learn the history. you learn whatever is written in your school book. you guys have to grow up. dont be tribals its 2013 learn about the world.otherwise you will be nothing but a nonliving thing just like manmohan singh. next time write something that is fruitful. we dont want any monkeys here. doing things without knowing what it is.ha ha ha ah..... north indian fools
Hey tamilian, who do you think were the writers of indian history in its modern times ? You would never know because you know and talk only tamil .The British wre the the first who gave the indian history its present shape .Why do you think is there no tamil freedom fighter known to the rest of india ? Because India has been ruled for over 1000 years from delhi and not from chennai .You people cannot communicate with 90 per cent people living in the subcontinent and beyond and foolishly continue to live in your imagination
arabian

Chennai, India

#6327 Nov 25, 2014
Mahesh wrote:
This thing is still going on... I have done many research myself and discussed with my fellow colleagues who have done master degree in history they all agree that tamil is the oldest language&#128515;
Sure you and your colleagues might have done the research from Tamil Nadu itself .
Why dont you people come out of that country of tamil nadu and see India as it is .
truth

Tapping, Australia

#6328 Nov 25, 2014
you are close
with bang;kok
and near bang;al
see words bang
where
see map
what you see
sac sec sic soc suc
cas ces cis cos cus
sec on d=measure of time
cas=hour measure of time

for what
be good
read every secret
arabian

Chennai, India

#6329 Nov 25, 2014
Rationalist wrote:
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Plz show the inscriptions of Sanskrit before BC , there is no inscriptions of sanscrit before 5th centuary
Sanskrit used to be the divine and revered language for learning the vedas and was taught verbally from one generation to the next , over centuries , how many centuries , no one would never know
The Vedic knowledge itself was all verbal and only much later would it have been put on manuscripts.So where do we arrive .?
So you do not have inscriptions In Sanskrit for the older periods .
truth

Tapping, Australia

#6330 Nov 25, 2014
$an$c=krit
krit=hide
secret is secret
arabian

Chennai, India

#6331 Nov 25, 2014
ARYANS LEAVE INDIA wrote:
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Mr Brahmin aka Brahminist
Ever heard of Keonjhar in Odisha.the term has been derived from Tamil word Kazhinjur.Your "GODLY"/"HEAVEN LY" Sanskrit cannot deduce its(word's) origin to itself.All ancient India was once tamil.THESE IRANIANS OR VEDICS DESTROYED ALL OF THE ANCIENT CIVILISATION AND REPLACED IT WITH A MANIPULATED ONE.
HARDCORE TAMILLIAN.
Hey Tamilian ,
Do you know the origin and meaning of the cities' names in Tamil Nadu ? Go find the meanings for your places like Kumbhakonam , Chidambaram , Madurai , Kanyakumari , Tiruchirapalli , Mayavaram , Papanasham, Srirangam , Vedaranyam , Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram.All of them are derived from and have meanings from Sanskrit which is exactly followed in Hindi .
If you have the guts to know the truth , find the meanings of the names you follow - Rajni, Kant ,
Jaya , Lalita , Karuna, Nidhi , Vijay , Kartik , Surya, Aishwarya , Saundarya.
If you have slightest sense of intellect and dignity , you will agree to the fact that your langauge is as much a part from Sanskrit as any other language .
Have the sense of gaining some knowledge before boasting of anything .
arabian

Chennai, India

#6332 Nov 25, 2014
ARYANS LEAVE INDIA wrote:
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Mr Brahmin aka Brahminist
Ever heard of Keonjhar in Odisha.the term has been derived from Tamil word Kazhinjur.Your "GODLY"/"HEAVEN LY" Sanskrit cannot deduce its(word's) origin to itself.All ancient India was once tamil.THESE IRANIANS OR VEDICS DESTROYED ALL OF THE ANCIENT CIVILISATION AND REPLACED IT WITH A MANIPULATED ONE.
HARDCORE TAMILLIAN.
Hi Tamizhian ,
If you have the guts to know anything about language and history , go and find the meanings of the names of your cities in tamizh nadu and the characters you worship there .Find out the meanings of places in tamil nadu if you are born in tamil nadu and know anything of tamil .
Find out the meanings of places if you have known and heard anything of them in your lifetime - Kumbhakonam, Chidambaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Tiruchirapalli, Mayavaram, Papanasham, Srirangam, Vedaranyam, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram.All of them are derived from Sanskrit and also their meanings which are better known in Hindi
Take the names you people worship - Rajni , Kant , Jaya, Lalita , Karuna , Nidhi, Vijay , Surya , Kartik , Dhanush , Aishwarya, Saundarya , Radha , Ambika , Vijaya , Kamal .
If you want to know anything about Tamil , find out the meanings for all the names cited above .All of them are originally Sanskrit and form an integral part of all the languages including Tamil .
Have the guts and the intellect to know the facts before boasting of anything .
arabian

Bangalore, India

#6333 Nov 26, 2014
jacob tirunelveli wrote:
lemuria is not a continent. it is a subcontinent of kumari kandam. the name is eelam oor(city of eelam). eelam oor the subcontinent of kumari kandam was the most wealthiest land on those days and till today also. it has lot of gold mines rich woods(sandal and teak) and plenty of peacock. this sub continent contains 10 major cities. ravanan's ancestors inwaded this sub continent. thats why ravana is said to have 10 heads(king of 10 desam).
this is mentioned in bible also in the old testament. it is said abraham sent people from greece to ophir to get gold. the sea route is also mentioned and it takes 3 years to and from greece to ophir. ophir is oviyar nadu which was ruled by kuberan the cousin brother of ravana. in english movies and stories it is mentioned as el-da-rado the gold rush. gold,rich woods and peacock feathers were exported on those days from oviyar nadu.
now tamils are fighting to reclaim their continent eelam oor.but unfortunately north indians are supporting ravana's people for unknown reasons.
Mr Tamizhan ,
Do you know or ever heard of the birthplace of Shree Ram , or for that matter that of Shree Krishna , or maybe you psychos have heard of Lord Buddha .Your conscience does not allow you to see and acknowledge the existence of such Immortals and you cover them all with all your disfigured conception of your own culture and religion .
In fact your very culture and religion is doubtful , otherwise you cant utter such things like the Talibans and anti national separatists and terrorists do to the culture we inherited after innumerable undated centuries .
Stop behaving like anti nationals and irrational terrorists and open your mind and eyes to the country you are born in by , if you can , and which is very doubtful ,paying recognition and respect to the culture of your country .
Or else challenge my country and get your state created out of it by resorting to your tactics you had employed for assassinating our prime minister .Join hands with anti India and fanatic fundamentalist forces from Pakistsn and try whatever you sick people can to challenge this great nation .

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