[Ilugc] FSM & TUX Magaznine
km at mrna.tn.nic.in
Fri Nov 10 22:52:10 IST 2006
On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 07:23:34PM +0530, Ramanraj K wrote:
> And, one speciality of the Tamil language is that it could stand alone,
> without support from any other language.
Sanskrit too ... !
> The Tamil grammarians were
> very well versed in both Sanskrit and Tamil, but deliberately chose to
> keep Tamil pure in line with its ancient traditions. Kambar translated
> Ramayan from Sanskrit to Tamil, but did not use Sanskrit words anywhere
> in his translation. "Tamil only" works would be most welcome and true to
> the spirit and culture of the language.
Well ! gone are the days in which literature flourished in ancient India, far different from todays. that time we had universities to educate people in vedic studies who used to come from other countries, but now we are in the other corner. anycase, i dont think its good to have "only tamil" magazine. be in touch with the world thru a common language - English. Its better to first implement it in english - watch out how it goes - then think of translating into vernacular languages.
> Tamil has two grammars - the high and the low. The low is called
> "kodunthamiz" - or the common dialect and is generally liberal in
> allowing imports from other languages.
Pls note that, Samskritam was a scholarly language in ancient times. common people used to converse in Prakrit. also worth mention is that even the westeners recognize the unparalleled clarity of grammatical syntax and power of expression in samskritam. No other grammarian is compared as tall as panini at the design of samskritam grammar. Samskritam was also dubbed the best suitable language for use in programming amongst all natural languages known todate (read an article sometime back).
That doesnt mean that one should start magazine in samskritam. so be practical!
one can - but after establishing it in english.
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