RE: Generic base characters

From: James Kass (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2007 - 07:54:13 CDT

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    Kent Karlsson wrote,

    > As to (1), I have a hard time seeing how *grammar* (even as "[The Tamil] Grammar")
    > has anything to do with this.

    From Wikipedia:

         "Much of Tamil grammar is extensively described in the
         oldest available grammar book for Tamil, the Tolkāppiyam.
         Modern Tamil writing is largely based on the 13th century
         grammar Naṉṉūl which restated and clarified the rules of
         the Tolkāppiyam, with some modifications."

         "Traditional Tamil grammar consists of five parts, namely
         eḻuttu, col, porul, yāppu, aṇi."

    The first of the five parts means "letter". The classic Tamil
    grammar books describe, among other things, the Tamil

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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