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Tamil Wikisource[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikisource Tamil)
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This project has been approved, and is awaiting creation; see bugzilla:9831. Jon Harald Søby 21:29, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Created at ta.wikisource.org. —{admin} Pathoschild 02:52:55, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary

Sivakumar (N), Trengarasu (N), kanags (N), Mayooranathan (N), சக்திவேல் நிரோஜன்(N), செல்வா (N), Sundar (N),Karthik (N),Karthik sripal J (N)

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Arguments in favour[edit]

Tamil is a divine language which is the origin of many dravidian languages of South India. Tamil Population is everywhere holding high position in developing the technology and scientific research. Tamil literature is Dramatic, Poetic, Literic and Scientific in Nature. Including the Tamil language will add taste to Wikimedia. And the Tamil speakers and learners will surely benefit from it. I Strongly Propose the introduction of Wikimedia in Tamil Language. Johnson Paulraj from SUDAN

  • Tamil is a language with ancient history and a rich and continuous literature. There are thousands of works which can be added at ta.wikisource.org. --கோபி 20:08, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  • We already have 100s of pages in tamil wikibooks which are from classical tamil literature and they are better placed at wikisource. Besides, there is a huge volume of copyright free nationalised tamil literature which can be stored in tamil wikisource--Ravidreams 03:56, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil is one of the ancient laguage which is rich in liturature. Need to have Wikisource to document the ancient historical articles. Wikisource is the right place to do. --Umapathy 12:07, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I would like to put forth my views in favour of this beautiful language. As said earlier, Tamil has got the richest in literature and grammar. Thirukkural is a great book that puts forth values that are relevant even today. There are also so many other literary contributions from this language which have to be preserved and protected forever.ShankarGanesh
  • Tamizh(more commonly Tamil) is one of the oldest language in the earth. It has lots of literature, grammar, poetry, history and all dimensions of a rich language. It needs to have a common place to maintain and create content for future generations.msathia
  • Language with a rich literary tradition spanning over 2000 years. I cannot speak Tamil, but it looks like there are plenty of active and willing participants.--Shanel 19:16, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Great idea. Tamil language has a wealth of both ancient and modern literature. There are already several pieces of original work presently placed under wikibooks but they belong to Wikisource. --Omanickam 15:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I would love to vote and raise voice for forming an editing community for my mother tougue, one of the vintage and classic languages in which hundreds of millions of books has been written. - விஜயஷண்முகம் 02:21, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil has a vast pool of literary works which can be in Wikisource. Already thousands of pages are Websites (i.e., Project Madurai), and Tamil wikibooks. --Sivakumar 12:54, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I am willing to work as part of editing community.Tamil is rich in Old and contemporary literature wikisource will be a great place for them.--Trengarasu 13:48, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil is a language of 66 million native speakers and it ranks 18th in the world. It has a vast array of literary works of which the earliest ones were created in pre-Christian era. It also has a continuous literary history for more than 2000 years. Above all it has a real need to document its ancient and medieval literary works to prevent it from being lost for future generation. Tamil is already a part of several Wikimedia projects and Tamil Wikipedia and Wiktionary are continuously active more than three years now with increasing number of contributors. Therefore Tamil is one of the most eligible languages to have a Wikisource of its own. Mayooranathan 14:40, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil is an independent and unique language. It belongs to the family of en:dravidian languages. It is one of the old languages of the world, with its history spanning more than 2000 years. It is currently spoken by more than 74 million speakers worldwide. Though the bulk of the speakers are in en:Tamil Nadu (66 million) and en:Sri lanka (5 million), Tamils live in more than a dozen countries with official status in 4 countries (India, Sri Lanka, Sigapore, Malaysia). There is a vast body of writings available, many of which are acclaimed to be literatures of world-class and there is a vital need and interest to place them in wikisource. I fully support this idea and in my view fully eligible to have its own wikisource.--செல்வா 15:19, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil language libraries were burned and attacked in the Sri Lankan civil war. Electronic preservation of sources are important way to ensure that important works survive. --Natkeeran 15:08, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
  • There's a large corpus of out-of-copyright literature in Tamil waiting to be added to the Internet. Such works are a huge value-add for wikisource and, at the same time, preserving it in wikisource is beneficent for anyone interested in Tamil. -- Sundar 06:39, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Although i dont nderstand Tamil language i will however support it because i unexpectingly fell on a bilingual English-Tamil book in addition to that there are also native speaker participating on that project.Whlee 14:07, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Tamil is an ancient and classical language there is nother language to be proud - Bala
  • Tamil is a scientific language, the words in tamil naturally explain the action or meaning of the word.For example பழம் you pronounce it as you eat a fruit(பழம். First you have to open your mouth to swallow or eat the fruit-'pa' "ப" then the fruit goes inside your mouth you have to use your tongue to twist the fruit to get inside your stomach-'zha'"ழ" (is a special letter in tamilshoulde be pronounced 'zha') now the fruit get inside your stomach and pronounce 'im' "ம்" Enjoy eating a fruit and prononce the entire word "ப" -"ழ"-"ம்".There is no other language like tamil which describes like this. It is also a Phonetic language.
  • Tamil-it should be pronounced as "THAMIZH"தமிழ் There is three group of phonetic letters the hard வல்லினம்(vallinam)are 'ka'க, 'sa'ச,'ta' ட,'tha'த ,'pa'ப,'tra'ற the medium இடையினம்are 'ya'ய,'ra'ர ,'la'ல,'va' வ,'zha'ழ,'lla'ள and soft மெல்லினம் 'nga'ங,'nja'ஞ,'na'ந(should be pronounce by putting the tip of the tongu on the upper teeth),'na,ன(tongue above the upper teeth),'ma'ம,'nna'ண.-== பழசெல்வராசு ==
  • Tamil is a language mostly speaking in India, Sri Lanka, Malasia, Singapore and all over the world due to migration. It is a pleasure to have a best site for Tamil in Wiki.==K.Krishnanathan

Arguments against[edit]

கல்தோன்றி மண்தோன்றாக் காலத்தே முன்தோன்றிய மூத்த மொழி எம்மொழி

என்று பெருமை பேசுதலோடு எம் இருப்பு முடிந்துவிடுகிறது. 

== கல்தோன்ற முன், மண்தோன்றமுன், காற்றில் இருந்தா கதையளந்தான் தமிழன் என்கின்ற கேள்விகளை எவரும் கேட்பதில்லை. அது தொன்மையைப்பற்றிபேச எழுந்த எடுப்பு என்று சொல்லப்பட்டாலும் மொழி பற்றிய ஆய்தல், அல்லது அதற்கு எப்படி புதிய பரிமாணங்களைக் கொடுப்பது, அழியாமல் காப்பது என்பவற்றை ஆய முற்படுபவர்கள் எம்மிடையே மிக மிகக் குறைவு. போகிறபக்கம் போவோரும், சாய்கிறபக்கம் சாய்வோருமாக தமிழன் தானேயழிந்து தலைசாய்கின்றான். தன்னலம்,சுயமிழத்தல்,சுயபுராணம் பாடுதல் என்பன தமிழரிடம் இருந்த நல்ல அரிய குணங்களை தட்டிதீர்த்துவிட்டுப் போகிறது. எல்லாவற்றையும் கண்டும், எதையும் கண்டுகொள்ளாதவர்களாக நாம் நடித்துக் கொண்டிருகின்றோம் என்பதே மிக மன வேதனை. புதிய பரிமாணத்துடன் தமிழ் உலக அரங்கில் பவனிவர நிச்சயம் விக்கிபீடியாவின் பணி அவசியம் என்று கருதுகின்றேன். அதற்காகப் புலமை சார் வல்லுனர்கள் விக்கிபீடியாவில் தமிழைக்கொண்டுவந்து சேர்க்கவேண்டுமென்பதே என்போன்றோரின் அவா.

கவிஞர் மா.சித்திவினாயகம் http//:akathiyin.blogspot.com''' ==

General discussion[edit]

Thanks for wikimedia and developers who helped in creating Tamil wikisource.--Ravidreams 11:10, 10 May 2007 (UTC)