Cevviyal tamiḻil kiḷaimoḻikaḷ: Oru varalāṟṟu aḷavīṭu: (Tolkāppiyam, caṅka ilakkiyam)
|செவ்வியல் தமிழில் கிளைமொழிகள்: ஒரு வரலாற்று அளவீடு (தொல்காப்பியம், சங்க இலக்கியம்) = Cevviyal tamiḻil kiḷaimoḻikaḷ: Oru varalāṟṟu aḷavīṭu (tolkāppiyam, caṅka ilakkiyam|
|Je. Nītivāṇaṉ, irāma. Cuntaram|
|Chennai: Central Institute of Classical Tamil|
"Dialects in Classical Tamil: A Historical Survey" is an exceptional and scholarly exploration that delves into the fascinating world of dialects used in Tolkāppiyam and Classical Tamil literature. This comprehensive book not only sheds light on the linguistic nuances of the past but also reveals the enduring presence of these dialects in various regions to this day.
One of the book's remarkable achievements is its meticulous documentation of how speakers encountered local case words in grammar literature. This insightful analysis delves into the names assigned to these case words by the speakers, providing valuable insights into the evolution of Tamil language and its dialectical variations.
In conclusion, "Dialects in Classical Tamil: A Historical Survey" is a scholarly masterpiece that unveils the richness and diversity of dialects used in Tolkāppiyam and Caṅkam literature. Its meticulous documentation and insightful analysis make it an indispensable reference for linguistic studies. This book not only preserves the linguistic heritage of Classical Tamil but also celebrates the enduring presence of these dialects, resonating with readers and scholars alike.