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Is Malayalam and Tamil script same?

Is Malayalam and Tamil script same?

In Malayalam , Kannada and Telugu scripts yes . But keep in mind: Modern north Indian languages write it as Daanta but pronounce it as Daant. This is a variation from how Sanskrit and the South Indian languages pronounce it.

Did Malayalam originate from Tamil?

Malayalam evolved either from a western dialect of Tamil or from the branch of Proto-Dravidian from which modern Tamil also evolved. The earliest record of the language is an inscription dated to approximately 830 ce. An early and extensive influx of Sanskrit words influenced the Malayalam script.

What is the oldest language in the Dravidian family?

Of the four literary languages in the Dravidian family, Tamil is the oldest, with examples dating to the early Common Era. In the early 21st century, Tamil was spoken by more than 66 million people, mostly residing in India, northern Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Fiji, and Myanmar (Burma).

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What is the origin of the Tamil script?

Inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script (an adaptation of Ashokan Brahmi) are found from the 2nd century bce. As in the case of Greek and Arabic, Tamil has diglossia, which means that two forms of the language coexist in the speech community.

Does Malayalam have diglossia of the Tamil kind?

Malayalam does not have diglossia of the Tamil kind. Kannada is the official language of the Karnataka state. Inscriptions in Kannada date from the 5th century ce, while the first literary work, Kavirajamarga (“The Royal Road of Poets”), is a treatise on poetics from the 9th century.

What is the difference between Tamil and Malayalam?

The many spoken varieties of Tamil are called koṭuntamiẓ ‘crooked Tamil’ or ‘vulgar Tamil’ and are not used in formal speech and writing. The newspaper language and the language of political speeches is centamiẓ. Malayalam was the west coast dialect of Tamil until about the 9th century ce.