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Title: Origin Of Word Dravida

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Subject: History
Author: Rachel L
Date: July 24, 2015
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page xxi): "The forms dami?a/damila almost certainly provide a connection of dr(a/a)vi?a " and "... tami? < tami? ...whereby the further development might have been *tami? > *dami? > dami?a- / damila- and further, with the intrusive, 'hypercorrect' (or perhaps analogical) -r-, into dr(a/a)vi?a. The -m-/-v- alternation is a common enough phenomenon in Dravidian phonology" (Zvelebil 1990:xxi) Zvelebil in his earlier treatise (Zvelebil 1975: p53) states: "It is obvious that the Sanskrit dr(a/a)vi?a, Pali damila, dami?o and Prakrit d(a/a)vi?a are all etymologically connected with tami?" and further remarks "The r in tami? > dr(a/a)vi?a is a hypercorrect insertion, cf...

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The -m-/-v- alternation is a common enough phenomenon in Dravidian phonology" (Zvelebil 1990:xxi) Zvelebil in his earlier treatise (Zvelebil 1975: p53) states: "It is obvious that the Sanskrit dr(a/a)vi?a, Pali damila, dami?o and Prakrit d(a/a)vi?a are all etymologically connected with tami?" and further remarks "The r in tami? > dr(a/a)vi?a is a hypercorrect insertion, cf...

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