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Tamil at the translation agency Fasttranslator – High quality translations by professionals

Tamil is one of the Dravidian languages. It is spoken by more than sixty million people around the world in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Mauritius. It is the official language in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, Sri Lanka, and Singapore. It is the native language of the South Indian Tamil people in particular. Surprisingly, Tamil was barely influenced by Sanskrit. It possesses its own literary history of more than two thousand years, thereby belonging to the oldest languages on the Indian subcontinent. Today, it holds the status of classical language in all of India. However, there are vast differences between the colloquial language of Tamil and its written language. You have texts written in Tamil that you need to have translated into one of the 150 languages we offer or vice versa? We are sure to find the right translator for every project. Since our translators are native speakers, we can guarantee high quality for our translations. Experience our services for yourself and contact our experienced project managers. You are welcome to send us an email including the text you would like translated. In return, we will send you a non-binding quote as soon as possible.

The written language

Tamil is closely related to the other languages of India such as Malayalam, Irula, Toda, and Kota. Today, most Tamil speakers live in India. However, there are minorities in various countries of the world that speak this language as their mother tongue. The Tamil is divided into various dialects, which are mostly spoken by one of the numerous Indian castes. Particularly the Tamil dialects of mainland India and those spoken in Sri Lanka vary strongly. Tamil has a script that, like many Indian typefaces, is somewhere between an alphabet and a syllabary. Tamil script has a variety of what are called diacritic marks which function to denote a variation in the accent or pronunciation. The script supposedly originally stems from the Brahmi script. Numerous stone inscriptions document Tamil’s early separation from this script. The first printed documents in Tamil script were distributed during missionary periods. During this time, the missionaries aimed to standardize the orthography and grammar of the Tamil script. Regardless, spelling reforms have been made up until recent years. Essentially, the Tamil script is only suitable for writing the standard language of Tamil. It is entirely inappropriate when transcribing typical regional dialects. Naturally, our native speaking translators are familiar with all of the special linguistic and cultural aspects of Tamil and can accurately translate your texts. Not even technical texts in varying subject areas are a problem for us. No matter whether it’s medical software or financial documents - our translators rise to meet every challenge. See for yourself and contact us still today.

A typical Indian script

Like the other Indian scripts, the Tamil language is always written from left to right and doesn’t differentiate between uppercase nor lowercase. Tamil contains numerous loanwords, which come in particular from Sanskrit and English, which was an official language of India for a long time. Because the Tamil script doesn’t contain any independent digits, it is customary to specify quantities or numbers with certain letters. Just leave the professional translation of your texts up to us and send us your text by email or by using the request form located on the right hand side. We look forward to hearing from you!

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