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Aug 18, 2008

I am not sure how many translators will read this (since I have myself have not been visiting this Forum for a long time. Kindly excuse me for this.

I have this question:
How is the classical Tamil romanization done? Any help would be appreciated.
For example:

ORIGINAL ENGLISH:
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The twentieth century paved its way in social, political and literary changes in various ways.

Tamil Romanization (as I would do):
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IrubathAm noortAndu camooha, arasiyal, ilakkiya mAtRangaluku palveRu vahaihaliL thadam padhithathu

Please let me know how classical romanization can be done for Tamil. Are there some set standards for this?
Thanks


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Sundar Gopalakrishnan
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Yes Aug 18, 2008

Yes, there are set standards for classical Tamil romanization. Generally, Tamil scholars and students follow the Transliteration Table given in Tamil Lexicon (p. lxviii, University of Madras, 1982). Since it has diacritics for long vowels, retroflex consonants, etc. I could not give an example here. Sorry.

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janasru
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help for tamil Romanization Aug 18, 2008

Hannah Gunasingh wrote:

I am not sure how many translators will read this (since I have myself have not been visiting this Forum for a long time. Kindly excuse me for this.

I have this question:
How is the classical Tamil romanization done? Any help would be appreciated.
For example:

ORIGINAL ENGLISH:
----------------------------
The twentieth century paved its way in social, political and literary changes in various ways.

Tamil Romanization (as I would do):
------------------------------------------------
IrubathAm noortAndu camooha, arasiyal, ilakkiya mAtRangaluku palveRu vahaihaliL thadam padhithathu

Please let me know how classical romanization can be done for Tamil. Are there some set standards for this?
Thanks


Irubadham nootrandu samooha, arasiyal, ilakkiya matrangalukku palveru vahaigalil thadam padhithadhu

may be like this . u have 2 types of transliterations one as per the sound and the other as per the letters. both are valid. but for the letters I am not sure though I wrtie at times only as per sound. if i come across i shall surely tell you.

[Edited at 2008-08-18 15:00]


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Thanks Aug 19, 2008

Thanks to you both for taking the time to reply! I was wondering if I have to order the "Tamil Lexicon" (Madras University) but there seem to be 6 volumes ! Which volume number should I buy (Mr. Gopalakrishnan)? Please let me know!

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Sundar Gopalakrishnan
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First Volume Aug 19, 2008

Hannah Gunasingh wrote:

Thanks to you both for taking the time to reply! I was wondering if I have to order the "Tamil Lexicon" (Madras University) but there seem to be 6 volumes ! Which volume number should I buy (Mr. Gopalakrishnan)? Please let me know!


Transliteration Table is given in the first volume of the Tamil Lexicon. Actually there are 7 volumes (6 + 1 (Supplement)). You need not buy it. If you wish, I am ready to send a scan of the page to your email ID.

By the by, my name is Sundar. Gopalakrishnan is my father's name!


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