Learn Tamil in a Month (Concise, Precise, Simplified) (Indian Language Series)
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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.
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.
|Table of Alphabets||vii|
|(iii) Subletters or symbols||8|
|(iv) Consonants added with vowels||9|
|5||Analysis of words||36|
|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|
|23||Parts of the Body||96|
|26||Reptiles & Insects||103|
|32||Months, Days, Seasons and Planets||115|
|33||Sounds of Birds and animals||117|
|36||Active and Passive voice||129|
|38||Reading and Writing||147|
| Appendix I: Tamil Equivalents for some
English Grammatical Terms
|Appendix II: Additional Vocabulary||169|
|Appendix III: Letter Writing||179|
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