RT. Rev. Robert Caldwell, D.D., LL.D.
The idioms which are included under the general term ‘Dravidian’, constitute the vernacular speech of the great majority of the inhabitants of Southern India. It is the object of the following work to examine and compare the grammatical principles and forms of the various Dravidian languages. In pursuing this object, it will be the writer’s endeavour to point out everything which appears likely to throw any light on the question of the relation which the family of languages bears to the principal families or groups into which the languages of Europe and Asia have been divided (from the Introduction of the 3rd edition, 1913, London)
Use of the Common Term ‘Dravidian’
Enumeration of Dravidian Languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Canarese, Tulu, Kudagu or Coorg, Tuda, Kôta, Gond, Khond or Ku, Oraon)
Part I : Sounds (Alphabet, system of sounds)
Part II: Roots
Part III: The Noun
Part IV: The Numerals
Part V: The Pronoun
Part VI: The Verb
Part VII: Glossarial Afinities
This re-edition has been published as no. 14 in the LINCOM Gramatica (LINGram) series (originally published 1913, 3rd edition, written in English).
ISBN 9783895861352. LINCOM Gramatica 14. 686pp. 2010.