Sanskrit and Tamil have Common Ancestry!

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Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1499; Dated 19th December 2014.

Scholars have been wondering for long about some of the Tamil words found in Rig Veda and other Vedic literature.

E.g. Neer=Water, Min = Fish, Mayur=Pea cock are a few words in the Vedic literature that are considered Tamil

In the same way Tamil scholars are disputing the Sanskrit words found in the oldest Tamil book Tolkappiam.
E.g. Kala= Time, Kama= desire (particularly sexual), Manas= mind, Bhuta as in Pancha Bhuta= elements etc.

These are only few examples. It is a pity that the so called scholars knew only one of the two ancient languages of India. People in the North knew Sanskrit in addition to Hindi. People in the South knew Tamil and English to some extent. If both of them have studied both Tamil and Sanskrit, they would have known that there is more similarity between the two languages than dissimilarities.

If there is any one language in the world that is closest to Tamil, that is Sanskrit. If there is anyone language in the world that is closer to Sanskrit, that is Tamil. Most of the worlds in the major languages of the world can be traced back to these two languages. The thought process, beliefs, customs and culture are amazingly similar. Those who study Sangam Tamil literature would know that there is no difference in values or customs between the South and the North. They may very rarely come across one or two exclusively Tamil customs, which is possible in any part of the world that are geographically wide apart.

If someone finds similarity with Ur in Sumer with Ur=Town in Tamil, immediately there will be another one to point out Ur in Sumer is similar to Pur/Pura in Sanskrit. The fact of the matter is almost all the words in ancient languages can be traced back to Tamil or Sanskrit. These are the two languages that coexisted long before several ancient languages. More over languages tend to branch out and develop new dialects depending upon the geography, climate, history of other language speakers coming in to contact etc.

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One more example from English
In English, if we look at numbers ONE and EIGHT, the sounds are similar to Tamil in
ONE= ondru in Tamil
EIGHT = Ettu in Tamil
If we go deeper in to it, it will show Une/Eine are the basis of ‘one’
Eight= Octo/Ashta are the basis for ‘eight’

This is to show that it can only branch out in the Sanskrit way or the Tamil way.

Biggest Proof
The biggest proof lies in the ancient poems of two languages. If we go to the index page of any old poetry book either in Tamil or Sanskrit we can see amazing similarity between the poems staring in vowels. For instance, in any Tamil or Sanskrit book, the poems beginning with the words in vowels will form 25 % of the entire work or one third of the work.

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Look at the following example:

Slokas in Bhagavad Gita with initial letter a- 97, aa-17, i-21, ii-1, u-9, uu-2, kru-1, ee-21, oo-2.
Total = 171 out of 700 slokas
Tamil ‘Tirukkural’
a-157, aa-23, i-114, ii8, u-81,uu-21, e-45,ee-9,ai-4, 0-40, 00-6
= 508 out of 1330

Though Tamil and Sanskrit have ‘Au’ as one of the vowels, there is no verse beginning with Au (ow sound as in Owl) in Tirukkural or Bhagavad Gita!!

This is not the only one similarity. We can see another pattern. Vowels with short sound (a,e,u,o) will have more verses than vowels with long sounds (aa, ee, uu, oo etc)

Nobody could have gone to a Tamil or Sanskrit poet thousands of years ago and dictated that you must sing verses starting with this vowel these many times only. This is a natural process. In fact the vowels and case suffixes are nearly same in Tamil and Sanskrit.

I have done research for years comparing these languages initial letters of the poems. The charts show a clear pattern. I will give more charts in the second part. The Sandhi rules (joining of words) and internal changes when compound words are created are also unique to Tamil and Sanskrit.

If I add tooth+powder in English it is tooth powder, but not in Tamil or Sanskrit!

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