Ilangai Thamizh doubt
Topic started by Kuzhali (@ 184.108.40.206) on Tue Feb 24 08:46:54 EST 2004.
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I came across a word called 'veLrOyan' in a short story collection. Supposed to be connected to petrol or motor boat equipments.
Could you please tell me what it means??
I also found the words 'rayar', 'reep' (or reeb) which I guessed as 'tyre' and 'tube' respectively. Is my guess correct??
- From: tsunami (@ client41-25.ashtech.com)
on: Tue Feb 24 15:56:41 EST 2004
Ilangai tamiz tends to use the vallina Ra for the english 't', since the two are phonetically similar - both are supposed to be pronounced using the tip of the tongue.
- From: nOkkar. (@ ottawa-hse-ppp3653480.sympatico.ca)
on: Tue Feb 24 16:48:29 EST 2004
no, ilangaith thamizh uses idaiyinalra (not Ra) for english 't'.
When idaiyina "ra" (in the uyilmey form) is alone, at the front of the word or after a meyezhuththu, it's pronouced as and english "t". Otherwise it's a pronouced as ra in english.
The vallina Ra is pronouced as Ru as in Run etc, except in the mey form ("R) it's pronouced as an english 't'.
- From: nOkkar (@ ottawa-hse-ppp3653480.sympatico.ca)
on: Tue Feb 24 16:49:59 EST 2004
"I also found the words 'rayar', 'reep' (or reeb) which I guessed as 'tyre' and 'tube' respectively. Is my guess correct?? "
Yes you're correct!
- From: Kuzhali (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Wed Feb 25 00:25:06 EST 2004
Thank you very much!! But I'm still clueless about what 'veLrOyan' is?? :(
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