According to linguists like Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Tamil, as a Dravidian language, descends from Proto-Dravidian, a Proto-language.
Linguistic reconstruction suggests that Proto-Dravidian was spoken around the third millennium BC, possibly in the region around the lower Godavari river basin in peninsular India.
Conventionally it has been represented in the Latin script with the digraph zh.
The word "ஈழம்" (Eelam) has similarities with the Tamil word "இல்லம்" (Illam), which means home or homeland.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to change, exchange" (see mutable). second element in common (adj.), a word with a sense evolution parallel to that of this word. (a secondary sense in Old English was "false, wicked").
Notion of "so-so, mediocre" led to confusion with mean (n.).
The Retroflex approximant l in Eelam is a characteristic phoneme for Dravidian languages, retained in closely related Tamil and Malayalam.Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters.For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help: IPA.) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and also by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.Tamil is very pleasing to the ear if spoken properly.
It is a beautiful language, and does sound delightfully gay in an artistic silk and chiffon way!
meaning is general, describing that which is intended to be, or actually is, expressed: the meaning of a statement.