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Folklore in Tamil Nadu says that Tamil was revealed by Shiva to Skanda and then to Agastya, who revealed it to humanity.

Is the same folklore there for the other Dravidian languages like Kannada, etc.?

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    As per some historians, telugu has origins in Magadha Prakrit.
    – The Destroyer
    Jul 1, 2021 at 9:47
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    @TheDestroyer Magadha prakriti is from Sanskrit, and Sanskrit and Telugu aren't even in the same language family, so I doubt that
    – Ikshvaku
    Jul 1, 2021 at 14:26
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    That is modern day classification by British Indologists. Telugu poets from many centuries consider "Sanskrit is mother of all Indian languages". "జనని సంస్కృతంబు సకల భాషలకును దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స/‘Janani Samskrutambu sakala bhaashalakunu DeaSa bhaashalandu Telugu lessa;" says Vinukonda Vallabharaya. View of Telugu poets since yore is very different from Indologists
    – The Destroyer
    Jul 2, 2021 at 3:36
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    No.. Amma is from Sanskrit "Amba". Grandfather is called "thatha/तात"..तात is also used for kids out of affection.. it is Sanskrit.. Parvati uses it for Ganesha in Shiva Purana. There are many such.. Pronouns are different.. Again, Dravidian classification is very recent..
    – The Destroyer
    Jul 4, 2021 at 9:32
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    This discussion is probably more suited to linguistics stack exchange. In this forum, it is not a surprise that Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian languages would be the mainstream opinion. @Ikshvaku There are books written on words in South Indian languages which are not and cannot be derived from Sanskrit.
    – user23407
    Jul 8, 2021 at 9:43

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