what is the speacility of your language?
20 Jun 10
I am glad to be associated with one of the oldest classical languages. i DON'T want to start a debate about how one language could be considered classical or old.. but, from the scripts.. I UNDERSTAND that there is no modern language.. other than ENGLISH, which can claim not to be old .. all the languages that we have today.. are OLD.. but, as you have rightly said, if you have good scholars working in a language.. it could be claimed as RICH. like TAMIL.. cheers.
21 Jun 10
consultrainer! you are right. English is the one and only modern language because it accepts new words from any language and hence it is easy for all to understand. Whereas, in Tamil, there are some backward scholars (?) trying to coin new Tamil words for the existing and popular English words ( examples are bus, coffee, etc...) among the public. That will not come into use at all. Such mentality should be changed for any language to extend its hands more.
24 Jun 10
THANKS for the support dear Ganesh. I think, we need not have to worry about preserving the languages. i know, it pains to understand the logic behind NATURE. if you see, in the olden days, almost before the world wars, it is all FRENCH and SPANISH, .. before that, it was LATIN and Greek. .. and, now it is all ENGLISH. may be tomorrow some new language. If you see, another funny observation.. ENGLISH too is not the same ENGLISH. there are no more GRAMMAR rules now. in the modern english. and, you need not have to write the full words. U replaces YOU. and, lol replaces.. laughing out loud. etc. thanks again., and KIRTHI .. are you busy with the Tamil Meeting? where is your observation?
7 Jul 10
People may not adhere to Grammatical rules and may resort to btw, "u" for 'you' etc..,in their computer chats consultrainer but no English lecturer would mark a person's sentence right if such usages are found there.I would definitely draw a big line across the page.
19 Jun 10
kirthy, my mother tongue is also Tamil. And I am really proud of it being a classical language for ages. We have well defined grammars unlike other languages. And we have donated so many words to other languages too. For example, Malayalam is a mixture of Tamil and Sanskrit.