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Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Thu Jan 6 09:51:18 UTC 2000

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan [SMTP:Palaniappa at AOL.COM] skrev 06. januar 2000 01:27:

> While a deliberate attempt seems to be under way for replacing various
> dialects/languages spoken in Rajasthan, Punjab, UP, MP, and Bihar, etc. or
> create a standard language for them with the official Hindi, the reverse is
> happening with respect to Tamil. Tamil has had a standard form for more than
> 2 millennia. I have heard from Tamil scholars that some"intellectuals" have
> been attempting to eliminate the standard Tamil from as many facets of
> linguistic existence as possible.

This is interesting. Is this an attempt to introduce "the people's language",
is it some kind of dialect romanticism or is it an attempt to "modernize" the

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

Dr. art. Lars Martin Fosse
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