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By Harold F. Schiffman

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

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E. verbs which cannot be marked for PNG except third person neuter, cf. 15) to indicate who or what is the subject. Thus, to indicate possession, Tamil uses a dative case and the verb g)© iru 'be (located)': en-akku panam irukku to-me money is 'I have money' To indicate subject-hood of various stative verbs such as 'like' L5)U|. e. in script we must have LDIJf5J<3> rather than *LD(Jljb[51<3>, but in transliteration we will just have maranga 'trees', phonetically 30 CHAPTER 2. THE NOMINAL SYSTEM G veenum, etc.

PHONOLOGY AND TRANSLITERATION detail in our normal transliteration of ST. 9. Long Vowels In final position in ST, LT long vowels are often shortened, so that what may be written with a long vowel may always occur short in ST. Thus ^raiGa 'there' is always ange in ST, unless followed by another vowel, as in ^raC^Ciu 'there (emph)' angeeyee. Here the non-final $j remains long, but the final one is shortened. Often, to keep morphological processes clear, however, we represent long vowels in final position as long (in transcription), even though they are phonetically short.

E. verbs which cannot be marked for PNG except third person neuter, cf. 15) to indicate who or what is the subject. Thus, to indicate possession, Tamil uses a dative case and the verb g)© iru 'be (located)': en-akku panam irukku to-me money is 'I have money' To indicate subject-hood of various stative verbs such as 'like' L5)U|. e. in script we must have LDIJf5J<3> rather than *LD(Jljb[51<3>, but in transliteration we will just have maranga 'trees', phonetically 30 CHAPTER 2. THE NOMINAL SYSTEM G veenum, etc.

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