What makes Tamil such a sweetest language

Tamil vs Telugu
 
Tamil and Telugu are Dravidian languages that are spoken in the southern states of India. Tamil is spoken in Tamil Nadu and Telugu in Andhra Pradesh. There are a number of differences between these two languages. The Indian Government declared Tamil a classical language in 2004. It is the only Dravidian language that has this classical status.

The Tamil language is considered to be the oldest of all Dravidian languages. It is known to have existed more than two thousand years ago. Sangam literature, which is considered to be earliest era of Tamil literature , is dated between 3 BC and 3 AD. The earliest Telugu inscription can be dated back to 575 AD and has been attributed to Renati Cholas. It was in the tenth century AD that Telugu literature began.

The influence of the Sanskrit language can be widely seen in the Telugu language whereas the Tamil language has not been much influenced by it. In grammar, the Tamil language has its own grammatical structure whereas the influence of Sanskrit is clearly evident in the Telugu language.

There are also significant differences in the scripts of the two Dravidian languages. Tamil has one special character aytam, 12 vowels and 18 consonants. In Telugu, there are 41 consonants, 16 vowels and three vowel modifiers. Almost all the Telugu words end in a vowel sound.

While a lot of Sanskrit words have been adopted in the Telugu language, the Tamil language has adopted words from Malay, Munda, Greek, Chinese, Urdu, Persian, Marathi and Arabic. 

Summary

  1. The Tamil language is considered to be the oldest of all Dravidian languages.
  2. The Indian Government declared Tamil a classical language in 2004. It is the only Dravidian language that has this classical status.
  3. The Tamil language is considered to be the oldest of all Dravidian languages.
  4. The Tamil language is known to have existed more than two thousand years ago. Sangam literature, which is considered to be earliest era of Tamil literature , is dated between BC 3 and AD 3.
  5. The earliest Telugu inscription can be dated back to 575 AD and has been attributed to Renati Cholas.
  6. The influence of Sanskrit can be widely seen in the Telugu language whereas Tamil has not been influenced by it much.
  7. There are also significant difference in the scripts of the two Dravidian languages.

Cite
Prabhat S. "Difference Between Tamil and Telugu." DifferenceBetween.net. May 23, 2011 < http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-tamil-and-telugu/ >.