I propose to change this list in the list of Sinhalese words of Tamil origin? RaveenS 14:01, 14 July 2006 (UTC) The result of the move request has been postponed to Tamil Loanwords in Sinhalese. Abecedare (talk) 09:14, 4 October 2009 (UTC) In many cases, the appearance of a watchword in a language indicates whether the loan is old or new: the more a word deviates from the original, the longer it must have been a part of the respective lexicon, because during use a word can be changed (sometimes the tone changes with the native words). The reversal of this argument is not possible, because words that already meet the language requirements of the target language may remain unchanged. Thus the word loses its age, because the respective trials took place before the 8th century; Iama (Tamil i`am), however, does not need to be a new loan, as the Sinhalese have not experienced any sound changes that could have produced this word since at least the 13th century. Tamil keywords in Sinhalese may be in the same form as the original word (z.B. akk), but this is quite rare. In general, a word has undergone some kind of modification to enter the phonological Sinhalese (z.B. paḻi is pai (ya) because the sound of /ḻ/, [ɻ] does not exist in the sinhala phoneme inventory) or the morphological system (z.B. ilakkam becomes ilakkama, because Sinhala the inanimate nouns (see grammatical sex) must end with /a/, [a] to be deviant).

Words in the fields of trade, administration, botany, food and the military are the most numerous; That is what I expect because I want to learn more Sinhalese, but here I do not have the resources — if you have resources that could help me, I would be more than grateful. My email is on my conversation page. —Lee1983 12:00, 10 July 2006 (UTC) Please now quote a reasonable source that explains how the Sinhalese word (Mom) originated from Tamil and not just an Indoar word that was brought to the island and is preserved until today? –Maurice45 (bavard) 14:20, 18 April 2009 (UTC) One is a Sinhalese dictionary of Tamil words that has just been published, it must certainly be the back stone of this list? RaveenS The Sinhalese words of Tamil origin have appeared in more than 2000 years of linguistic interactions between Sinhalese and Tamil on the island of Sri Lanka, as well as by the Dravidian substratum effect on the Sinhalese language.