Comparative linguistics

Maniambalam Arasu maniambalam_arasu at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 25 14:04:50 UTC 2000

Prof. Kalyanaraman:
>It is reasonable to assume that in transformation grammar,
>the same phenomenon will persist across Pra_kr.ts, thus finding common

>features of semantic expansions between say Old Tamil and Bhojpuri.


Are you calling the Dravidian language family a kind of Pra_kr.ts?
Not confidant that Tamilists will agree to your proposal that
their language is a Prakritham. On deep similarities between
Old Tamil and Bhojpuri, probably because Dravidian languages
got replaced with Indo-Aryan.


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