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Learn Tamil in a Month (Concise, Precise, Simplified) (Indian Language Series)

Learn Tamil in a Month (Concise, Precise, Simplified) (Indian Language Series)
8.07
Item Code: IHK049
Author: Anandam Krishnamurthi
Publisher: Readwell’s Publication
ISBN: 8187782048
Pages: 182
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.0 Inch X 4.7 Inch
weight of the book: 148 gms
Back of the Book

In a multilingual state like India emotional integration which is the very foundation of stable democracy is possible only by learning regional languages. Knowing a language is knowing the people of the language group because a language is more than a medium of communication. Languages organize thoughts colors thinking and reflect historical forces shaping the social and moral values. Tamil is an ancient language belonging the agglutinative group of languages. It was a well developed language even before the second century B.C and even to this day it retains its charm.

The Tamil language is a treasure island where the gems of literary works shine brightly. The author of Readwell’s Learn Tamil in a month gives you wings to fly to that island. He has by keeping in view the difficulties that the beginner may face in learning a phonetic language through an unphonetic language taken special care to expose an accurate pronunciation of today’s Tamil. This book is a umbel effort to initiate your journey into the enchanting world of Tamil Literature.

Preface

Knowledge of an additional Indian language reinforces the national spirit and smoothens the path of integration. Knowing the language is knowing the people. The study of language other than one’s mother tongue helps plant the seed of love and concern for one another. People belonging to different language groups are enabled to come closer with differences narrowed down and general outlook broadened. Hence the key to open the door of India’s glorious cultural affinity and to dissolve all the water tight compartments for greater understanding and appreciation of one another’s feelings and emotions is language learning.

Tamil is an ancient language either coeval with Sanskrit or earlier than that. It belongs to the agglutinative group of languages. It was remarkably a well developed language with a fine literature even before the second century B.C. this day it retains its ancient charm fascinates the learners and enjoys prominence as an international language. However our aim is not to look into the antiquity of the language but to cement a gap between you and the Tamils through this language course.

The present work is not just one more addition to the existing stock of language series but an experiment of self learning process from a new angle. Keeping in view the difficulties that the beginners may face in learning a phonetic language through an unphonetic language special care has been taken to expose the accurate pronunciation of today’s Tamil. Our earnest desire to equip the learner with as much information as possible has made this work slightly exhaustive. The lessons have been so designed as to enable the learner to acquire a through working knowledge of Tamil. But to the puritan all things are impure. In spite of this witticism we hope our endeavor work slightly exhaustive. The lessons have been so designed as to enable the learner to acquire a through working knowledge of Tamil. But to the puritan all things are impure. In spite of this witticism we hope our endeavor will bear fruit the leaner derives utmost satisfaction out of this simple but educative work how humble the tool when praised for what the hand has done!

Let us remind you the fact that one cannot learner swimming without actually getting into the water. Learning a language also requires inclination and attempt promising results can be achieved by serious learners they just devote a few minutes a day to this effort.

The Tamil language is a Treasure Island. We invite you to benefit profitably by an expedition to it. This book is the sail. Come on be on the mover you are sure to reach the destination.

Contents

Preface iii
Table of Alphabets vii
1 Alphabet
(i) Vowels 1
(ii) Consonants 6
(iii) Subletters or symbols 8
(iv) Consonants added with vowels 9
(v) Pronunciation 21
2 Orthography 23
3 World Formation 30
4 Etymology 34
5 Analysis of words 36
6 Number Singular/Plural 43
7 Sentences 45
8 Positives Negative 49
9 Interrogation 53
10 Person 56
11 Case 58
12 Relationships 68
13 At the Shop 74
14 At the Temple 76
15 At the Railway station 80
16 At the Hotel 84
17 At the Post Office 87
18 House 89
19 Fruits 91
20 Vegetables 92
21 Directions 94
22 Colors 95
23 Parts of the Body 96
24 Animals 99
25 Birds 101
26 Reptiles & Insects 103
27 Different Professionals 104
28 Numerals 106
29 Trees 110
30 Minerals 112
31 Grocery 113
32 Months, Days, Seasons and Planets 115
33 Sounds of Birds and animals 117
34 Group Names 119
35 Tenses 122
36 Active and Passive voice 129
37 Conversation 131
38 Reading and Writing 147
39 Phonetic Transcription 151
40 Model Translations 154
Appendix I: Tamil Equivalents for some
English Grammatical Terms
151
Appendix II: Additional Vocabulary 169
Appendix III: Letter Writing 179

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