Dravidian language

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a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka

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The language is now considered the parent language of 7,000 Dravidian languages spoken in the Deccan in India.
In La Question Peule, Anselin again moves back to his theme of unity for Egyptian, West African and Dravidian languages, political traditions and culture.
And there is no close equivalent in Telugu, the other Dravidian language of consequence in South Africa.
Ellis's name is less familiar than Jones's, just as Dravidian languages have been less studied than Indo-European languages, the Madras school of Orientalism less fully explored than Calcutta's Asiatic Society, and the College of Fort St.
His Kolami, a Dravidian Language (1955a) deals with an analysis of Kolami descriptively (structurally in Bloomfieldian terms) and also discusses its place in Central Dravidian, as well as providing an etymological index of Kolami words.
It is no doubt with these issues in mind that Mahadevan concludes that TB-I and II were not stable or fully developed systems, but rather "transitional, short-lived experiments" in adapting the Brahmi script, which originally developed in connection with Middle Indo-Aryan dialects, to the phonological structure of a Dravidian language (p.
1 in the Dravidian language Kota has not yet been undertaken except in a preliminary way.
Likewise, having only one paper dealing with a text in a Dravidian language is unsatisfactory.
Asher's and Kumari's Malayalam is the twenty-third and latest volume in Routledge's Descriptive Grammars series, and the third Dravidian language to appear in that series.
The people in question are known to Kannada speakers as Jenu Kurumbas ("Honey-Kurumbas"), to the Tamils as Ten Kurumpar, to the Malayalam-speakers as Kadu Nayikar ("Lords of the Forest") or Shola Nayakar ("Lords of the Jungle"); they speak a Kannadoid South Dravidian language (which they simply designate as nanga matu "our speech"), closely related to Alu Kurumba.
This approach is justified by the detailed discussion in chapters 8 and 9 of the linguistic context of the Indus culture and its writing, in which Parpola presents strong arguments for the position that the Dravidian language family is the one most likely represented by the Indus script.
Sridevi could excel in her native Tamil apart from Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, the four so-called Dravidian languages she spoke and performed memorable roles in with ease.
Dravidian languages tend to have no diphthongs or vowel clusters; Brahui has them; Elamite does not.
Terming it as mother language of 7000 years old Dravidian Languages of Indus civilization, the researcher scholars emphasized on further research on the origin of Brahui language which according to them would help in resolving the question of the languages of Mohen Jo Daro, Harapa and Mehrgarah civilizations.
Tulu is a language of the masses, language of the people who have struggled for centuries, one of the oldest Dravidian languages, language of the saints and poets, language of the hills, rivers and valleys which treasured the beauties of the nature, language which unites people by heart and mind, language of peace and compassion.