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By Harold F. Schiffman

ISBN-10: 0511519923

ISBN-13: 9780511519925

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ISBN-13: 9780521027526

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This can be a reference grammar of the traditional spoken number of Tamil, which differs notably from the literary language. This publication, a miles improved model of the author's Grammar of Spoken Tamil (1979) is the 1st such grammar to include examples either in Tamil script and in transliteration, and is designed to be obtainable to scholars learning the trendy spoken language in any respect degrees in addition to to linguists and different experts. The ebook has benefited from broad native-speaker enter and the author's personal lengthy event of training Tamil to English-speakers.

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CVC where V is long, add u\ (but not in all dialects: naalu — • naa). 4. / in plurals, pronouns, verbs> deleted in final position, otherwise present. 5. Nasalization of final [Vm, Vn] (but not [Vn]). 6. Lowering of [i, u] to [e, o] in sequence (C)... Ca, as in idam — • edam, utkkaaru — • ukkaaru ([ukkair**]). 7. Deletion of /, r, /before stops, internally: utkkaarndeen — • ukkaandeen etc. 8. General cluster reduction: utkaaru — • okkaaru; keetkireen — • keekkreen. 4. APPENDIX 23 9. Monophthongization of ai to e: in accusatives, noun endings, internally.

JL_® Q>Q\g viittu^kiire 'under the house' 2. 4. 7 -flnjrQi_, <=gM^rorQi -nde, ande 'near' This item is found primarily in Brahman dialect. 3 6T@Qpr edire 'opposite, across from; contrary to, facing, against' 6T@QIJ viittukku edire 'across from, opposite the house' 2A. e.

1 enge irukku peesinaanga pooyttaanga The LT plural marker is

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