• Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language. [Writtenalso Tamul.]

  • You all make me laugh! tamil is one of the oldest languages in the world and many other languages have borrowings from it. For example, in English words such as Shampoo, Hoppers, Bungalow, Balcony, and a few others come from Tamil.
    Tamil is very pleasing to the ear if spoken properly. It is a beautiful language, and does sound delightfully gay in an artistic silk and chiffon way! After all, it is mainly spoken and also originates in South India, which itself is colourfully camp and extravagant!
    Linguists from around the world (especially Germany and USA) often go to South India to do research on this language. Tamil also carries a rich culture, classics, legends etc. Indian Classical dance traces its roots to Tamil, and so do Ragas, tunes, music etc. It is even said that the language is over 8000 years old.
    Tamil has around 247 alphabets and to be honest, it isn't easy to learn. But the sing-song tone of the language (when spoken properly!) and pronounced well, have an intoxicating ring to it. It is also a very dramatic language with many theatrical, dramatic and passionate phrases, expressions and exclamations used in everyday life, day to day, by its speakers. tamil writers often use out -of-the-world expressions like the

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  • Tamil is the oldest language in the world. It is the mother of all Indo European languages including Sanskrit. Recent archaeological (Adhichanalloor and Indian ocean) evidence shows that the language is related to sumerian and that Tamil was spoken in South India more than 5000 years ago. The language has changed very little over these years and old tamil is still comprehensible to tamil speakers. Tamil legend says speaks of a lost continent, Kumari

  • A highly intelligent community that has produced a lot of intellectuals and famous people such as, Abdul Kalam,Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi,P.Chidambaram,C.V Raman,A.R Rahman and mathematical genius Ramanujam. Tamil is also a classical language and Tamilnadu boasts great temples built by equally great kings. Tamil is synonymous with intellect,eloquenceand pride.

  • the only language in india that doesn't sound gay. less gay than i.e. hindi, punjabi, bengali, gujarati and other north indian language which are know to be extremely gay, and those speakers tend to speak like women.

  • Oldest Indian Language, sanskrit comes next. While Tamil survives till now by a mass community, sanskrit's nearly dead. One cant find a place for native sanskrit speaking people. Many Dravidian languages are derived from Tamil.


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