[Fsf-friends] Re: RMS note to Vivaravicharam: GNU Swatantra

Dileep M. Kumar dileep@gmx.net
Mon Sep 1 12:01:47 IST 2003

On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 10:51:43PM -0700, Suraj wrote:

>>>Malayalam being a tamil + sanskrit  derivate is bound to have a lot
>>>of things in  common with Tamil / sanskrit and  hence I think there
>>>is no point in trying to find "pure" malayalam words. 

Dear Suraj, RMS was asking for the Sanskrit equivalent of Kappam, so I
was telling in  Malayalam also it is same, "Kappam".   I don't know in
Sanskrit  what  is  the  equivalent  word. (is  there  a  word  called
"Nikuthi" in Sanskrit. It is for Tax in Malayalam. Kappam also is some
sort of Tax).

FYI,  old Malyalam  was derived  from  Tamil and  Sanskrit. But  later
Thunchathu Ezhuthachan (Father of Malyalam) purified Malayalam a lot.

For eg: "Thanta" is Father as  per old Malayalam. But now it is called
"Achan"  (in  Tamil it  is  Appa).   Calling  our father  "Thanta"  is
considered as *bad* now. Similary "Thalla" is now "Amma".

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