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Brahmins Speak Tamil Better Than Others: Research

An award-winning international research work on pronunciation of Tamil Brahmins suggested that the community has a fairly accurate pronunciation of the language.

Published: 21st February 2016 10:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2016 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

An award-winning international research work on pronunciation of Tamil Brahmins suggested that the community has a fairly accurate pronunciation of the language than other socio-religious groups in Tamil Nadu. The findings of three researchers has indicated that now, it is primarily Tamil Brahmins who can, and do, accurately pronounce basic syllables like zha and la in Tamil. Their paper won the Best Paper award at the Indonesian International Social Science Conference held on January 29 this year. The researchers tested select participants across Tamil Nadu and all native Tamil speakers were classified into Brahmins and Non-Brahmins. In order to understand how these native Tamil speakers perceived the Tamil language, an experiment that involved listening and writing components was created. 



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