Questions tagged [tamil]

Tamil is a Dravidian language in spoken Southern India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore.

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Does the word Culture come from Tamil “கலாச்சாரம்”? [closed]

The Tamil word "Kalacharam" is very similar to the English "Culture". The "am" can be ignored as it is in many Tamil ideas, so Kalachar is very similar to Culture. Did ...
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Why isn't தமிழ் spelt “Thamizh”? Or at least “Thamil”? [closed]

In South India, there is a language called தமிழ். To pronounce it, த is "tha", மி is "mi" and ழ் is "zh". To pronounce "zh", try to imitate a baby saying the letter "r", but add a tinge of the "z". ...
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Why is (LLLA) ழ & (RRA) ற offending Tamil and Telugu people?

Apparently, two characters have been added to unicode: LLLA ழ & RRA ற From what I can tell the Tamil are up in arms & the Telugu are just as equally upset. @macblaze2020 wrote the ...
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What type of language ( tonal, pitch- stressed etc.) is Tamil? [closed]

Languages are classified according to tones, stress, pitch etc. What type is Tamil language?
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What are the stopwords in Tamil language?

What are some of the stopwords in Tamil. The ones I could come up with were 'வது', 'ஆம்'.
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Are Tamil and Malayalam mutually intelligible?

I have read that Malayalam originates from Middle Tamil. This leads me to ask whether Tamil and Malayalam are mutually intelligible. Or perhaps just partly, or asymmetrically? I prefer either answers ...
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Statistic data on average morpheme-to-word ratios

I wonder whether there is any statistic data on morpheme-to-word ratio of certain languages. Is this something that can be and has been measured? The languages I am most interested in are the ...