TAMIL WORDS IN ENGLISH- part 1 (Post No.8816)

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Post No. 8816

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There are hundreds may be thousands of TAMIL words  in English. It is already known that most of the European words can be traced back to SANSKRIT. Linguists also agree that Sanskrit is the oldest language in the Indo-European family. But how can they explain the presence of Tamil words in English and Greek? They have already classified it as Dravidian and lot of theories connect it with different language groups in the world and none with satisfactory proof.

My theory is that Sanskrit and Tamil are two different languages, but came from the same source. That is the traditional belief as well, but rejected by linguists as mythological story. If there is one language in the world that can come closer to Sanskrit that is Tamil. And these two languages show how a language can branch into two different languages in course of time. There are amazing similarities between the two internally and externally, morphologically, and anatomically ( I have written umpteen articles on this topic).

One Mr Sathur Sekaarn came to London in in 1987 and was interviewed by me for the Tamil Service of the BBC World Service. He brought so many booklets written by him showing that 140 languages have Tamil words. That was too much ; he bent all the linguistic rules and went beyond logical thinking to come to his own conclusion. If you say abracadabra, he will change it 100 different ways and then show you a Tamil word linking it! He was sent to London by the great philanthropist Pollachi N Mahalingam.

I think any old word can be traced back to Sanskrit or Tamil. That shows a language can develop in these two lines only.

If you take the numbers 1 to 10 in English

One can see numbers I and 8 in English sounds exactly same in Tamil

One – onnu; ondru; ஒன்னு , ஒன்று,

Eight – ettu எட்டு

Other numbers sound like Sanskrit. Number Four is the odd one out.

Any way I will list the words from my 30 year old note books and then let me give you my conclusions.

A 1. ATHLETE – ATALAR, அடலர்

A 2. AUGURY – ARIKURI , அறிகுறி  

A 3. ARABLE – ER POOTTI UzUM, ஏர் பூட்டி உழு ம்

A 4. ANNO – AANDU, ஆண்டு

A 5. APOLLO – PAKALAVAN (letters interchanged), பகலவன்

A.6. ANTHRO – AAN/MALE; ANDIRAN/ANDREW= INDRA, ஆண் , அண்டிரன்

A.7. ARGOTER – ERPATHU / ACCEPTING ALMS; BEGGING, ஏற்பது 

A.8. ATTACH – ATTAI/LEECH; ATTU/STICK; ATTAALAI-

ATTACHED KITCHEN ETC அட்டை அட்டாலை

A.9. AURA  – OLI/LIGHT; R CHANGING L VICEVERSA IS UNIVERSAL, ஒளி

A.10. AVERT – T/AVIR, தவிர்

A.11. AMBUSH – AMBU EY/ ARROW THROW, அம்புத்தாக்கு ,

A.12. AVENGE – VANJI (RE-VENGE), வஞ்சி

A.13.AVERSE- ARUVERUPPU, அருவெறுப்பு

A.14. AWE – ACHCHAM; AHH  AHH அச்சம்

A.15. A/TTACK- TAAKKU, தாக்கு

A.16. ANCHOR – N/ANCHOORAM, ந/ங்கூரம்

A.17. AMEN/OM – AAM, OM ஆம், ஓம்,

A.18.ATTIRE- AADAI, ஆடை

A.19. ADD – ADU-KKU, ATHTHODU ‘அடு’க்கு,

A.20.ARIES – AADU, MARI, SEM’MARI’ ஆடு, மறி , செம்’மறி’

A.21. A/WARD – VIRUDU, விருது

A.22. ARDENT /ARDOUR – AARVAM, ஆர்வம்

A.23. ALARM – ALARU, அலறு

A.24. ABBOT – SUPERIOR, HEAD= APPA= FATHER, அப்பா

A.25. ACCUMULATE – CUVI; KUVI (CUMULATE) M/V INTERCHANGEABLE, குவி,

(EXAMPLES—MUZI=VIZI முழி – விழி)

A.26. ACCURATE – KURITTA – KOORU UTAIYA (OPP. KOORU KETTA PAYAL) குறித்த, கூறு (கெட்ட பயல்)

A.27. AWARE – ARI/VEN, அறிவேன்

A.28. ANALYSE – ALASU; ALASI ARAIKA (letters interchanged) அலசு

A.29. ADAMANT – ADAAVATI (M/V INTERCHANGEABLE) அடாவடி 

A.30.  APO ++++ – APPAAL/ AWAY அப்பால்

A.31 ADOLESCENCE – ADALAR, AADAVAR, AANMAI ,அடலர் , ஆடவர் ஆண்மை

A.32. ATTAIN –  ADAI (REACH), அடை

NOTE -This is from one note book. There are English – Sanskrit words as well. Same word can be interpreted in two ways as Tamil and Sanskrit. That shows the root word can develop   in those

-to be continued …………………

Tamil words, in English

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