My dad is a Tamil teacher and was a Tamil fundamentalist until recent past. He brought me up by brainwashing that Tamil is an ancient and superior language. But his repeated claims and many more claims from other Tamil scholars created a doubt in my mind. So I researched Tamil in my own and found many evidences that Tamil is not an ancient one. The arguments I placed against my dad made him to revise his faith on Tamil. Now he gave up his Tamil biased ideas. I wish to share some ideas here with you. I'm ready to debate on this topic with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Tamil is not an ancient language but it evolved from Bhrami, a primitive language. Researches suggest that Bhrami is a descendant of Hebrew. Now let us start. Bhrami has four "ka"s. Ka, KKa, Ga, Gha. All other Indian languages have like this. Even the Khmer language of Cambodia which evolved from Tamil also has this type of letters. The word Bhrami can not be written with Tamil properly. But it can be written using Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi, Sourashtra etc. So Tamil is the youngest of all her sisters. The geographical location of Tamil Nadu is on the ancient Bhrami civilization. So Tamils claim that they are having ancient language, which is actually not Tamil but Bhrami.
Sangam literatures are the most ancient among Tamil literatures. But the word Sangam is a Sanskrit word. This proves Tamil is much younger than Sanskrit. The Sillapathiharam mentions Indhra Vizha celebrations. Indhran is a Sanskrit god. So the Tamils worshipped Sanskrit gods from pre-historic era. The word Arasan meaning king, is from the Sanskrit word Rajan-->Arajan-->Arasan. I can prove that no Tamil literature is purely in Tamil. This shows that Tamil is a later language whose traces are not wiped properly.
When compared with all other languages in India, Tamil is the only language having modern scripts. The letters in inscriptions are unknown to almost all Tamils. Even most of the Tamil teachers and professors can't read Tamil inscriptions. Tamil words used in literatures are entirely differnet from today's Tamil. So, the ancient language having a different script, different set of alphabets and different words is not present day Tamil. Tamil and that ancient language do not mix in any aspect. It is clear that later scholars attempted to diminish this difference.
Which is the ancient city? What it's name? Madurai? Oh! It's a Sanskrit name. Kumari? It's also Sanskrit. Dravidam? It's also Sanskrit. Ok! Another argument. Kumari is not Sanskrit. But from the word Lemuri meaning Lemuria. Oh No! It's also not Tamil. Tamil words never start with L. Lanka's King Ravana is a Tamil. No! Both the words Lanka and Ravana do not fit in Tamil grammar. Tholkaapiyam is the most ancient Tamil work. No! Kaapiyam is from Sanskrit. Thirukural is the most ancient. No! The first Kural has Sanskrit words, Adhi Bhagavan!
What I Try to Say?
My aim is not to disgrace Tamil. But to say that Tamil is not an ancient classical language. It is just a later language built on Bhrami and borrowed from Sanskrit. Tamil is even later than Malayalam, Telugu etc. But due to presence of Bhrami inscriptions in Tamil Nadu, people often mistake that those literatures belongs to Tamil. But it is a total lie.
You may think that I'm disgracing Tamil. But I'm telling what I understood from my personal research. I challenge anyone for a public debate on this. I also request you to research and know the truth.