The Tick (shanrina) wrote in linguaphiles,

Should I learn Tamil or Telugu first?

I'm really interested in learning South Indian languages and would eventually like to learn several of them. However, I'm not sure which one I should do first. I've narrowed it down to Tamil or Telugu because I feel like I'll have the best chance to find good resources for one of them. If I eventually want to learn both (as well as others), is there any reason to choose one over the other to learn first, or does it not really matter? (If it makes any kind of difference--though I doubt it does because they're not from the same language family--I already know Hindi.)

Also, if anyone has any recommendations for good resources for either, please share. :) Thanks!
Tags: languages of india, tamil, telugu
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runa_aruna

February 13 2014, 22:36:42 UTC 8 months ago

i am not much into the dravidian languages, but i would say that tamil is more interesting and useful while telugu is easier to learn. in fact, if you master tamil, telugu will be no problem for you.

shanrina

February 15 2014, 03:54:46 UTC 8 months ago

Thanks!