Re: naamadh(y)Eyamulu

D. Sreenivasa Rao (dsr@VNET.IBM.COM)
Tue, 05 Aug 97 16:24:58 -0400

:>> however, vennela does have a tamil root, "ven",
:>> meaning telupu.
:>vel[l]a is of course Tamil as well as Telugu for white. actually it
:>may be veZha in Tamil? Otherwise we would have an overlap with the other

I have a general theory that most of the words that are dvittulu, that
we generally consider to be "pure" telugu are essentially of tamil
origin (more accurately, they are from the dravidian component of telugu).
Like akka, amma, anna, vella, vaccAnu, tappu, etc. Am I right here?

On a slightly different note, can anybody comment on the extent of
similarity that the present day tamil bears to its "predecssor", the
original dravidian language which encompasses a set of languages?