How did Malayalam language originated?
Malayalam evolved either from a western dialect of Tamil or from the branch of Proto-Dravidian from which modern Tamil also evolved. The earliest record of the language is an inscription dated to approximately 830 ce. An early and extensive influx of Sanskrit words influenced the Malayalam script.
Is Malayalam the oldest language in the world?
Among the four Dravidian languages, Malayalam was one of the last evolved languages and was derived from Tamil, which is one of the oldest languages known to the world.
Who is the father of Malayalam language 1 point?
Ezhuthachan, regarded as the father of the modern Malayalam language, undertook an elaborate translation of the ancient Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata into Malayalam. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan was the first to substitute Grantha-Malayalam script for the Tamil Vattezhuttu.
Who is Malayalam language father?
Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan
File:Portrait of Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan,the father of the Malayalam language.
Is Malayalam older than Tamil?
The origin of Tamil is the 5th century B.C. while Malayalam’s origin is the 10th century A.D. Malayalam is more independent and closer to Sanskrit than the Tamil language. Both languages greatly resemble each other in their scripts.
Who invented Malayalam letters?
The Malayalam script as it is today was modified in the middle of the 19th century when Hermann Gundert invented the new vowel signs to distinguish them. By the 19th century, old scripts like Kolezhuthu had been supplanted by Arya-eluttu – that is the current Malayalam script.
Who wrote Ramayana in Malayalam?
Ezhuthachan used the Grantha-based Malayalam script to write his Ramayana, although the Vatteluttu writing system was the traditional writing system of Kerala then. Recitation of Adhyathmaramayanam Kilippattu is very important in Hindu families in Kerala.
Why is Ezhuthachan called Father of Malayalam?
For centuries before Ezhuthachan, Kerala people had been producing literary texts in Malayalam and in the Grantha script. However, he is celebrated as the “Primal Poet” or the “Father of Malayalam Proper” for his Malayalam recomposition of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.