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An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!

20. The spreading of the substandard, and the vanishing of quality

With the spread of Malayalam into Malabar, many kinds of changes entered into social communication. The good parts of Malayalam did not spread into Malabar. At the same time, the vile elements spread.

In those days, in Travancore, there was a bright side in the social communication system. It is that, there was no compulsion to use degrading words like ‘Nee’ (lowest level YOU), ‘Avan, ‘Aval’ (lowest level He/She) &c. to everyone who were found lower in age or in other features, in a most indiscriminate manner.

This writer had the experience of seeing persons who were not familiar terms with school students, addressing them as ‘Ningal’ (middle level YOU).

This was a most astounding item for persons who came from the Malabari language background.

In Alleppy, this writer had seen parents referring to their son or daughter as ‘Ayaal’.

In schools and colleges, there were many occasions wherein the teachers used to mention their students with a Ayaal (Middle level He/She), instead of using the lowest grade words Avan / Aval (lowest grade He/She).

Instead of ‘Nee’ (lowest YOU), there was a noticeable propensity to use slightly higher words like ‘Thaan’, ‘Eyaal’, ‘Ningal’ &c. among the teachers.

What has to be mentioned here is that, even though in Malabari, there was a general tendency to crush down anyone seen to be lower in some attributes, this kind of urges were less in Malayalam.

However, it must be admitted that to persons who were found to be doing various kinds of physical or menial jobs, Malayalam was quite crude.

Beyond that, abusive words, profanities and expletives found in Malayalam were unbelievably vulgar and substandard, as compared to what was there in Malabari. In fact, corresponding usages for such verbal usages were not there at all in Malabari.

The policemen used to shower totally abusive words filled with extremely vulgar profanities in Malayalam to those whom they addressed as Nee (lowest YOU).

This topic is actually a very complicated and deep one. So, this topic is being stopped here.

For, there would be need to mention many words. And then, there would rise the need to mention what all movements, pulls and pushes, they induce on other words.

0. Book profile

1. The introduction

2. Subjective or objective?

3. The personal deficiencies

4. Desperately seeking pre-eminence

5. Feudal languages and planar languages

6. History and language codes

7. The influence and affect on human beings

8. Malabari and Malayalam

9. Word-codes that deliver hammer blows

10. On being hammered by words!

11. What the Negroes experienced

12. Who should be kept at a distance?

13. Word codes which induce mental imbalance

14. Codes of false demeanours

15. Self-esteem and the urge to usurp

16. Urge to place people in suppression

17. The mental codes of ‘Upstartedness’

18. Codes of rough retorts!

19. The diffused personality

20. The spreading of the substandard

21. How the top layer got soiled

22. Government workers and ordinary workers

23. How the pulling down is done

24. The antipathy for English

25. Quality depreciation in pristine-English

26. Dull and indifferent quality of English

27. Unacceptable efficiency and competence

28. Subservience and stature enhancement

29. Codes of crushing and mutilation

30. The essentialness of a servile subordinate

31. The repository of negativity!

32. The craving for ‘respect’

33. The structure of the Constitution of India

34. The situation in Britain

35. The rights of a citizen of India

36. When rights get translated

37. Three different levels of citizenship!

38. How the mysterious codes get disabled!

39. The craving and the urge to achieve

40. A Constitution in sync with native-culture

41. A people-uprising in the history

42. The new ‘higher caste persons’

43. When the nation surrenders

44. The nonsense in academic textbooks

45. The bloody fool George Washington

46. The wider aims of English education

47. Administration in Malayalam

48. Who should ‘respect’ whom?

49. When antique traditions come back

50. The competition among the oppressed

51. The terror of a lower becoming a higher!

52. The battering power of language codes

53. Verbal sounds which create cataclysm

54. The demise of the power of small despots

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