Tamil Alphabet

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Tamil Alphabet

Postby Meera » 2012-02-29, 19:57

In this thread I will put some lessons for the Tamil Alphabet. It's a very beautiful alphabet and is not very difficult to learn. Here is a chart for the letters to help you while you learn:

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Here is also some resoruces for you to learn the alphabet:
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/tamil.htm
http://www.unc.edu/~echeran/paadanool/p ... uction.pdf
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Re: Tamil Alphabet

Postby Meera » 2012-02-29, 20:17

Tamil Alphabet : Lesson 1

So today we going to learn about vowels. Tamil has short and long vowels.
1) Long Vowels
அ (a) Pronounced like a as in that
இ (i) pronounced as i in this
உ (u) Pronounced as in the oo in book, took and look.
எ (e) as in when
ஒ (o) as in hotel


2)Short Vowels
ஆ (a) as in got
ஈ (e) as in sweet
ஊ (uu) as in tool
ஏ (ee) as in there
ஓ(oo) as in boat

I can't really think of any Tamil words with all vowels so no practice words now :( However here are all the letters so you can see them written out.

Long Vowels:

அ அ அ


இ இ இ


உ உ உ


எ எ எ


ஒ ஒ ஒ



Short Vowels:

ஆ ஆ ஆ


ஈ ஈ ஈ



ஊ ஊ ஊ



ஏ ஏ ஏ


ஓ ஓ ஓ





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