What Tamil is this?

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What Tamil is this?

Postby MetalUrge » 2016-07-10, 16:13

Hi all, been wanting to know if this Tamil makes any sense? Found this board in the temple of Sringeri in Karnataka.
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Re: What Tamil is this?

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-07-10, 17:18

No, it doesn't make sense (and it's possible that their font is messed up...). I don't know how they came up with that, either.

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Re: What Tamil is this?

Postby OldBoring » 2016-07-10, 17:37

I assume it was probably written by a Kannada speaker?

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Re: What Tamil is this?

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-07-10, 17:39

Maybe, although it's so messed up I'm not sure that makes any difference. Whoever wrote it clearly didn't know what they were doing. :P They have things like vowel markers after silent letters and stuff that makes no sense. :?

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Re: What Tamil is this?

Postby MetalUrge » 2016-07-17, 4:03

So it actually doesn't make any sense. Darn. I so thought I had stumbled upon a vocabulary which might have existed which I didn't know of.

But what the reason was, behind the person who came up with text was intending to do, is an interesting thing to still know.


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