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Is the letter for P sound in Tamizh available ? if so ,then why do they write Buri -Masala instead of Puri- Masala ?

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 10 Jan '09 12:00 pm
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Eg: pachai kili(parrot), Paruppu(dal), pallikoodam(school)
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Jan '09 12:04 pm

 
  
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Puri ko Buri & Patmini ko Badmini karke Tamils used to pronounce (including me when in schools). As they pronounce so do they write. Unlike in other Indian languages, Tamil does not have a letter for soft sounds like : B, J, S, G, D etc.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 10 Jan '09 12:07 pm

 
  
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In Tamizh there is no classifications for consonents. In other modern languages, for example the sound "ka" has classifications into four pronounciations. You write "Ganga" in Tamizh and show that four tamizh persons they will pronounce four "Ganga"s. Since it is old there was no classifications such as "P" & "B" so it is Buri-Masala only and no Puri- Masala.
Answered by MUTHUKRISHNAN, 10 Jan '09 12:05 pm

 
  
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May be some body who doesn't know tamil but want to convey is writing the same in this fashion. Educate them, they may rewrite it in the revised manner.
Answered by KRISHNAIYENGAR PITCHUMANY, 10 Jan '09 12:04 pm

 
  
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