STUDENTS’ MANUAL OF MODERN FORMAL TAMIL

STUDENTS’ MANUAL OF MODERN FORMAL TAMIL
Author: LISKER, LEIGH; VAIDYANATHAN, S.
Publisher:
Date: 1966
Pages: 931
Format: pdf
Size: 52.6 MB
Target language: English
Source languages: Tamil

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A BEGINNING TEXT IN TAMIL, ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY SPOKEN DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGES IN INDIA, IS PRESENTED. THE FORMAL LANGUAGE STYLE USED IN THESE MATERIALS REPRESENTS THE STYLE USED IN LECTURES, RADIO
BROADCASTS, AND CITATION FORMS, AND IS ESSENTIALLY THE SPOKEN VERSION OF THE MODERN STANDARD WRITTEN TAMIL. THIS MANUAL, WHILE SERVING AS INTRODUCTION TO BOTH THE FORMAL SPOKEN AND THE MODERN STANDARD WRITTEN FORMS, DOES NOT REFLECT THE COLLOQUIAL FORMS OF THE LANGUAGE. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT THE SERIOUS STUDENT OF TAMIL SHOULD USE THIS MANUAL IN CONJUNCTION WITH MATERIALS IN COLLOQUIAL TAMIL. THE LESSONS ARE GRADED SO THAT TAMIL ORTHOGRAPHY IS INTRODUCED AFTER THE SOUNDS AND CERTAIN BASIC PATTERNS ARE DRILLED. THE CONTENT OF THE READING TEXTS IN EACH LESSON PROVIDES A BACKGROUND OF THE CULTURE OF TAMILNAD AND INDIA IN GENERAL. AN “INTRODUCTION TO TAMIL WRITING” AND A CUMULATIVE TAMIL-ENGLISH GLOSSARY ACCOMPANY THE 15 LESSON UNITS

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