Should the word TAMIL be changed to TAMIZH!?

@vbvbvb (86)
India
March 31, 2007 10:41am CST
TAMIL or TAMIZH? well there is an obvious answer but according to the spelling of Tamil in Tamil actually a 'zh' is used. for instance as in KANIMOZHI, although it may be pronounced as kanimoli. Look friends I am an North-Indian and have learned to speak, read and write Tamil in the last 3 years of mu stay here in Tamil nadu. so even if I might not qualify to discuss on a topic about such an ancient and great language, I think its worth discussing since the aspect deals its(Tamil's) English dimension.........
2 responses
@mvsrao (4367)
• India
31 Mar 07
I am very glad that you can speak , read and write Tamil language . I am a South Indian & I've tried to learn Tamil . I could not devote required time for it and I have not yet learnt ... Anyway , I dont think that English spelling of Tamil will be changed to Tamizh . And state Tamilnadu will not become Tamizhnadu . English is a language of simplicity and the spelling for other regional language words is based on the pronunciation . Feasibility is more important than the convention . And if anyone interested in knowing about Tamil language and Tamil script may see the following links  : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_script
@vbvbvb (86)
• India
24 Oct 07
Agreed!
• India
25 Apr 07
I ama tamilian. Tamil should actually be "tamizh" but during the british rule, the called it that way and that has not changed. Even if we try to change that there will lots of confusion. So lets stick with it. Anyway, a north indian caring abt tamil(thats great)
@vbvbvb (86)
• India
24 Oct 07
Thank you, But I not comfortable with the "north-Indian south-Indian" thing. It feels as if there are two countries within India!!