A question on Tamil dialects
DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Tue Feb 3 01:00:13 UTC 1998
At 01:06 PM 2/2/98 EST, you wrote:
>I am interested in the colloquial forms of the Tamil word "vai" meaning "to
>scold". In Madurai dialect, when one wants to say he scolded one would say
>"vaJjAn2". (The other word used is "tiTTin2An2".) I have heard a person with
>East Tanjore ancestry using the form "vassAn2". The interesting thing is I
>distinctly hear two "s" es as opposed to "vasAn2" with a single "s". Have
>anybody else heard this form from in East Tanjore or any other dialect?
The word "tiTTin2An2" appears to be borrowed from telugu. Perhaps the
legasy of nAyaka rule over tanjAvur. In telugu the form is "tiTTinAnu"
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