“தமிழ் நாட்டில் உள்ள நாட்டின் மொழி தமிழ்”
“ஆமாம், தமிழ் எங்கள் தேசிய மொழிதான்”
Tamil (தமிழ்) is a
funny beautiful language of eastern India. It is the official language of the state of Tamil Nadu, has quasi-official status in several districts of other states in which the people wish not to be understood, and is found in Andhra Pradesh and other places outside India in which work papers are not checked very carefully.
The beauty of Tamil is that most words end with kal (that is, stupidity). For example, the language's home is often called Tamil-Nadu, as its nickname is the Land of stupidity. This endearing obsession with intimate apparel characterizes the speakers of the language.
Tamil has 9999 letters, including 12 vowels, 18 true letters (மெய்யெழுத்து), and a bunch of other letters that represent entire syllables, though some of these turn out to be ink blots and food stains on the paper. The key to fluency with the கள் is that they all sound alike.
In computers, Unicode has assigned Tamil the range 0C00-0C7F. This set of 246 characters is utterly inadequate to represent all the letters of Tamil. In a pinch, you can slip in some English, which every Tamil speaker with a computer will understand, or at least claim to.
Tamil its own grammar has. Tamil is easy to understand, once you its odd word order master. The most famous Tamil grammar is, avatar-am.
Tamil nouns have a bewildering number of grammatical cases. More than half of these are accounted for by the tendency of Tamil speakers, in the middle of pronouncing a noun, to stutter, digress, say something else, or just give up.
Tamil is as adaptable to American words as Tamil speakers are to American spouses and jobs.