The Aryans (again); 19th century discourse.
Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Mon Dec 28 19:34:39 UTC 1998
In a message dated 12/28/98 9:41:25 AM Central Standard Time,
wytrimbl at SAS.UPENN.EDU writes:
> So, the Sanskrit "dravi.da" is derived from the Tamil . . "tamil"? At
> what point in you string is are the words Sanskrit and Prakrit and at what
> point "Dravidian"
> Tamil > dami.la > drami.la > drami.da/dravi.da ??
While it is possible for some dead Dravidian language to have had a form
damiLa, but the forms with intrusive "r" are clearly Indo-Aryan. See Kuiper's
"Aryans in the Rigveda", p. 70-79 for a discussion of the insertion of "r"
when words are borrowed into Indo-Aryan. eg. tamiz > dramiDa, kamuku >
kramu(ka), pavazam, pavaLam > pravAla, pravADa (p. 70-71).
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