Tamil Pronunciation

Thu Mar 5 14:16:07 UTC 1998

From: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rbalasub at ECN.PURDUE.EDU>

+But, there is no "sa" in thamiz. Is there some rule for changing ca to sa also?
+The most common example is paci (hunger). I have never heard it being
+pronounced as paci. And isn't it an original thamiz word, I mean not a loan
+from the Sanskrit?

I already wrote that "North of Madurai, c is pronounced as s".

North of Madurai, 'paci' is spoken as 'pasi' (hunger).
'col' (to tell, word) is spoken as 'sol'.
But note that if doubling c occurs, it is told as such.
'paccai' is spoken as 'paccai'.

N. Ganesan

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