Vol. 4 No. S-24 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-24, Year 2022

Indo-European Language Family Genealogical Relations

Jayapal P
Department of Tamil, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore-641006, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-15


  • Asian Languages,
  • European Languages,
  • Genealogical Kinship,
  • Language Family,
  • Tamil Language,
  • Dravidian Languages
  • ...More

How to Cite

P, J. (2022). Indo-European Language Family Genealogical Relations. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-24), 12-17. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s243

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All the languages that originated in the world have a very long history. A conception of language and the nation emerged among European thinkers engaged in research on the origin of language. This study presents ideas about language and the nation that all the languages of the world have some sort of branching relationship and includes certain commonalities as a family language. This thought identified Indian languages as having a genealogical relationship. They believed that Indian languages could be associated with European languages. The idea of language and nation faced serious challenges when confronting the traditional languages of India. The Tamil language is no exception. Nevertheless, in an attempt to counter it, the Europeans are observing the changes in the Tamil language. The development of the print media, the written transformation of the Tamil language, and the prose character of the Tamil language have played a very important role in the modern invasion of the Tamil language. The thought of the language and the nation of the Europeans have played a very important role. This article is a brief study of the subject.


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