The Aryans (again); 19th century discourse.

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at BLR.VSNL.NET.IN
Tue Dec 29 06:08:24 UTC 1998

N. Ganesan wrote:
> A ChOzha king's descendent is called ChoDaganga Deva in Kalinga.
> Is chOzha > choDa something related to tamizh > dramiDa?

This could very well be, if you are referring to something written in

The retroflex voiced fricative _l (also written "zh", etc.) has become
the retroflex lateral in modern Kannada and also in some Tamil dialects.
The retroflex lateral was given up in Sanskrit a very long time ago and
replaced by retroflex ".d".


Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Mysore (India)
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