Talk:Tamil Nadu

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Former good article nomineeTamil Nadu was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Intentional Glorification of Unconfirmed Historical aspects[edit]

This page is containing unreliable information without proper resources.The linkage of Harappan Civilization draws from minority opinion on scholership where the majority had rejected as a hypothesis.This Article is underwent some serious vandalism in sense of instigating Regional pride. Skylark95choppen (talk) 12:14, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

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Proper transliteration[edit]

@Prolix: Regarding the transliteration of the demonym, it comes from the root word தமிழ், which is evidently transliterated as "Tamil", per the Hunterian scheme, or ISO 15919; take your pick. Similarly, adding a அர் (ar) to that word to make தமிழர் makes the transliteration Tamilar. The transliteration as "Thamizhar" not only does not follow by that logic, but is not supported by any transliteration scheme. It would be "th" if the first consonant () was aspirated, which it isn't (because Tamil doesn't have aspirated consonants), and it would be a "zh" if the consonant was the same as the pronunciation of the "s" in the English word "vision", which it also isn't (because it's yet another sound that doesn't exist in Tamil). I really didn't think this needed any elaboration. Getsnoopy (talk) 08:05, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi Getsnoopy, thanks for taking the time to explain this. I brought this up only because of how often I'd seen the demonym spelt 'Tamizhar' or 'Thamizhar'. Your explanation does indeed make sense, ISO 15919 clearly assigns 'ḻ' to the respective consonant in Tamil. I do apologise if you felt this was unnecessary, I wasn't aware of how ISO worked for Tamil and assumed 'Tamizhar' was the appropriate way for the word to be spelt without looking much into it. Guess I learned something new today. Thanks again, feel free to revert back to your version. Do leave a link to this brief discussion in your edit summary so that no one else makes the same mistake I did. Prolix 💬 08:34, 19 October 2020 (UTC)