Tamil echo formation (Was Re: Hindi-Urdu echo-nouns in v)

DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Feb 20 21:08:48 EST 1998


At 01:37 AM 2/21/98 +0530, you wrote:
>Vasu Renganathan wrote:
>
>> When the first syllable of a noun is replaced either with ki or kI,
>> we get the echo counter part.  ki is used to replace syllables with
>> short vowels and kI is used for long vowels.
>
>> I guess the same is the case with other Dravidian languages Telugu,
>> Malayalam, Kannada etc.
>
>In Kannada it is gi- / gii-, depending on the prosodic structure of the
>word that is reduplicated.
>
>RZ
>
>

In telugu also like kannada it is gi/gI

regards,

sarma.



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