-M. B. Emeneau (Jan-Mar 1956). "India as a Lingustic Area" (in English).
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! After all, it is mainly spoken and also originates in South India, which itself is colourfully camp and extravagant!
Linguists from around the world (especially Germany and USA) often go to South India to do research on this language. Tamil also carries a rich culture, classics, legends etc. Indian Classical dance traces its roots to Tamil, and so do Ragas, tunes, music etc. It is even said that the language is over 8000 years old.
Tamil has around 247 alphabets and to be honest, it isn't easy to learn. But the sing-song tone of the language (when spoken properly!) and pronounced well, have an intoxicating ring to it. It is also a very dramatic language with many theatrical, dramatic and passionate phrases, expressions and exclamations used in everyday life, day to day, by its speakers. tamil writers often use out -of-the-world expressions like "the untold sadness of a faraway train"... "the inexpressable happiness of the rain"... the evident loneliess of the moon... etc.
And old saying in Tamil says "Tamilukkum Amudu Endru Peyar" meaning... another name for "Tamil" is "nectar!" It's a delicious language that one enjoys speaking...with relish!
Mine : Tamil is much older than Sanskrit..
Urban Dictionary : Tamil is the only Indian language that has almost no Sanskrit influence.
Mine : Not true, there are a lot of Tamil words that has Sanskrit influence.
Urban Dictionary : It has been declared a classical language in India. It is not as pleasing to the ear as other Indian languages though. Other Indian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi and Bengali are generally more pleasing to the ear.
Mine : Irrelevant and hateful..
Urban Dictionary :
Tamil is one of India's classical languages
Mine : Finally this guy got something right..
"gi ri a gi bad du ri a"
old tamil sentence:
"ka ri a ra va na da"