From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 27 2005 - 17:14:00 CDT
At 16:12 -0400 2005-06-27, Patrick Andries wrote:
>Sinnathurai Srivas a écrit :
>Do you deny Sanskrit originated from Tamil?
>I'm not aware I wrote anything on this subject.
Sanskrit is an Indo-European language; Tamil is a
Dravidian language. Those are two entirely
different language families. Tamil has borrowed
many words from Sanskrit, which does no harm to
Tamil. (Tamil has also borrowed words from
Portuguese and English.) There are also a few
borrowings into Indo-European languages from
Dravidian. Linguistic borrowing, of course, is a
normal function of all human languages, and has
been since we became human enough to speak.
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