TAMILS FOLLOWED PANINIAN GRAMMAR (Post No.8772)

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Post No. 8772

Date uploaded in London – –4 OCTOBER 2020   

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There are very interesting similarities in Panini’s grammar and Tamil literature. Let us look at some of them today.

(I have already given the Tamil examples in my Tamil article)

Naming women is explained in several sutras of Ashtadhyayi of Panini. It is a common knowledge that feminine names in Sanskrit which are used by all the Hindus from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, end with ‘ee’ or ‘aa’.

Examples :

Savitrii , Gayatrii , Smrtii, Sruthii, Gitaa, Lathaa, Maayaa, Vidhyaa

Numerology and lack of knowledge in Sanskrit changed the spellings in many cases. But the original spellings are intact in our Tamil and Sanskrit literature.

Tamils’ names also ended with ‘e’ or ‘ee’ sounds.

Examples :

Aadhimanthi ,Kannaki ,Madhavi , Punithavathy, Tilkavathy ,Vasuki , Bhagavathy, Angayar kanni( Goddess Minaakshii) , Paandimaadevii (Pandya Queen), Kaamakkannii (Goddess Kamakshii)

Though some of these are Sanskrit names they are attested in the oldest Sangam book Purananuru. Other names were used from second century CE.

Even when Tamils used ‘aa’ ending names, they followed a rule to change them in to ‘ai’ ending names.

Examples :

Giitaa  becomes Gitai; Siataa becomes Siitai,

Even Sangam Tamil literature have Nachellai, Nappasalai, Nappinnai etc.

The ‘E’ ending names do not stop there ; it goes deeper and deeper which shows the deep connection between Tamil and Sanskrit. Here we go with more examples

Panini shows us the way to create feminine names from masculine names; Panini gives us examples:-

Bhava – Bhavaanii

Rudra – Rudraanii

Indra – Indraanii

Shiva – Shivaanii and so on.

Tamils follow the same rule in Sangam Tamil literature which is at least 2000 year old. And Panini is 2700 years old according to Goldstucker.

Kuravan – Kurathi

Kizavan – Kizathi

Maravan – Marachi

Idaiyaan- Idaichi

Aayan – Aaychi

The list goes on and on.

What does it show?

Tamil and Sanskrit came from one source , that is Lord Shiva, and it is attested from 1400 year old Thevaram and the latest  Bharati poems.  It is natural that a language will be influenced by another language spoken in the neighbourhood. But Tamil and Sanskrit do not fall under that category. The connection is deeper. The Sandhi (joining and combining) rules are followed in Tamil and Sanskrit even today. These are the only two ancient languages that follow sandhi rules. More similarities are seen in case suffixes. And I have discovered 30 Tamil words in Pre-Alexander Greek literature. These things torpedo all the theories put forward by our so called linguists.

The very classification of Tamil and its sister languages as Dravidian family is wrong. It is part of Indian languages. If linguistic idiots can argue Brahui and Tamil are related to one another, one can say Tamil and Sanskrit are one and the same.

No scholar can show us more than three Tamil words in Brahui. In all the so called Northern, Middle and Sothern Dravidian languages there are more than 90 percent Sanskrit based words. If there is anything new, that is very minimal. Suppose one decides to remove all Sanskrit based words from these so called Dravidian languages, the languages would disappear. Only Tamil would survive; but like virus affected software or looking  like a severely wounded soldier. No two clocks agree, and similarly no two languages are similar. The differences will always be there. And one can show some similarities between any two languages in the world. That wouldn’t mean that they belong to same group.

I will show more NEW similarities between Tamil and Sanskrit in another article.

-Long Live Tamil–

tags– Panini, naming

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