பக்கம் எண் :

306THE PRIMARY CLASSICAL LANGUAGE OF THE WORLD

     e.g.

Tamil Sanskrit
šiva(Red one) šiva (Auspicious one)
nƒgam (f.nagar,
to creep)
nƒga (snake,f.naga
,amountaiŒ

     The composition of Sanskrit has been elaborately dealt with
in my ‘Evolution of Sanskrit’.

Development of Sanskrit Literature

     The Vedic mantras, the first literary composition of the Indian
Aryans, remained unwritten for long (and hence called eudƒkkiavi,
‘the unwritten word’in Tamil), owing to lack of script and the desire
of the Aryans to keep them secret in order to give them an air
of sanctity, and prevent their comparatively inferior contents being
exposed, and also to facilitate addition and alteration whenever necessary.

     The Brƒhmanas, Aranyakƒs and Upanis·ads were then written
in succession in imitation of the original philosophy of the Tamulic
gymnosophists and hermits, whom the Aryans aped successfully.
There is an unbridgeable gulf between the simple Vedic pantheism
and the mature philosophy of the Upanisad. Some of the basic
terms of philosophy are still corruptions of Tamil words, for
instance, mƒyƒ (T.mƒyai) and sus)munƒ (šuimunai). Even the Aryan
mystic mahƒvƒkyƒ, lit. the great sentence, viz., ‘tattvamasi’ is a
corruption of the three Tamil words tƒn (adu), nn and irutti.

     Logic was then translated from Tamil and developed into
various systems. The Tamil system corresponded to the Sanskrit
Vaišeika.

     Next came into existence eighteen principal and eighteen
auxiliary legendary works called Purƒ–ƒs, all of them having a
nucleus of Tamilian origin.

The Sanskrit Alphabet

     The Sanskrit alphabet was first formed in Tamil Nadu, in the
Granta characters modified from the Tamil symbols and