Dravidian Studies IV

  title={Dravidian Studies IV},
  author={By T. Burrow},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={328 - 356}
  • By T. Burrow
  • Published 1 June 1944
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Bishop caldwell, the founder of the comparative study of the Dravidian languages, was interested not only in the relationship of those languages among themselves, but also in the question of their connection with other families of languages outside India. His investigations in this direction led him to believe that the Dravidian languages are connected with what he called the “Scythian” family of languages. By the term “Scẏthian” Caldwell referred mainly to the Ural-Altaic languages, though… 



| Go. kaskdnd " to bite " [ Malt, qaswe " to nip off with the teeth, eat greedily ". These words have nothing to do with the words meaning " itch

    A similar development is found in the word for " wash ":-Ka. mi " to take a bath

    • the Dravidian words, a phenomenon which has already been observed

    The Kurukh word shows,metathesis of s and r. In other cases the r is assimilated, but its presence originally is indicated by the voicing of the initial consonant in Ka. Te. gajji (see above

      133) the words meaning " itch " T. BUEBOW-I are confused with the words meaning " to bite ". They should be distinguished! from each other. The words meaning

      • Dravidian Studies III

      unga) "flesh, meat, fleshy part of fruit" ; Kuvi uyu, pi. unga " flesh ". LpN. oafle " caro, corpus ; libidines ", LpK. vi&nce, uo%nc " fleisch " | Est. oza; Liv. uoza " id

        | Md. kalmo " grab " || SamJu. yfi% l/mT " leiche " | Je. kamero, kdmmer " id

        • | K. kolmu " geist (der abgeschiedenen) ". (Beitr. no. 21, Verw. 95, VUr. 7.) 71. Tu. kujaru " the stench of urine " | Ka. koccu " id

        || SamJu. mdsau " waschen " | Je. masuabo | 0. musau, musam " id

        • compares with some hesitation Voty. jnckiskini " sich: bei der befriedigung des bediirfnisses sehr anstrengen

        Kni and Kuvi (unabbreviated), Go. = Gondi (GoM. = Maria dialects of Gondi)

          Vergleichendes Worterbuch der Finnisch-ugrischen Sprachen

          • Helsingfors,
          • 1903

          kere: kerekaru " a scaly-skinned leg