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The influence of Tamil language on Sinhala Hybrid Words

Show simple item record Rajaratnam, K. 2015-05-27T09:37:51Z 2015-05-27T09:37:51Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Rajaratnam, Kavitha 2015. The influence of Tamil language on Sinhala Hybrid Words, International Conference on the Humanities 2015: New Dynamics, Directions and Divergences (ICH 2015), University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 21-22 May 2015. (Abstract) p.141. en_US
dc.description.abstract Code mixing in an important phenomenon where people of multicultural and multilingual society interact everyday. Though Sinhala language is from Indo Aryan family ,it has been very much influenced by the Tamil language which belongs to the Dravidian language family. This paper attempts to explore the quantum of impact over Sinhala language by Tamil. Code mixing can be occurred in different levels. however this research is restricted to only at the lexical level, specially focused on Hybrid Words. Some instances for Hybrid words from Tamil into Sinhala language are as follows: müttu karanawa (to joint) tallu kereanawa (to push) mattam keranaea (to level) murandu venava (to be stubborn) These verbs are from Tamil language. Though Tamil language have been less open to the Sinhala language, how could Sinhala language influenced by the Tamil language will also be discussed in this research. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Kelaniya en_US
dc.subject Hybrid words, Code mixing, Lexical level of a language en_US
dc.title The influence of Tamil language on Sinhala Hybrid Words en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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