Tamil Text Book?
mnstorm at MAC.COM
Thu Jan 13 13:21:38 UTC 2011
Dear Prof Tieken,
Thanks so much.
Let me clarify; I am looking for an introductory modern spoken Tamil text for American undergraduates. A textbook that would cover an introduction to script, basic grammar, drills, etc. Something on a par with Usha Jain's Introduction to Hindi Grammar.
Warm Thanks from Chilly Delhi,
Mary Storm, Ph.D.
Academic Director and Lecturer
India: National Identity and the Arts
Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture
SIT Study Abroad
F 301 Lado Sarai
New Delhi 110030 India
Mobile: +91 98106 98003
On 13-Jan-2011, at 6:45 PM, Tieken, H.J.H. wrote:
> Dear dr Storm,
> What do you mean: a reader or a grammar? If a reader, I can recommend A Comtemporary Tamil Prose Reader (with notes, translation and glossary). Published by Mozhi (mozhitrust at yahoo.com). As to a grammar, I find Thomas Lehmann's grammar very useful: A Grammar of Modern Tamil. Pondichery Institute of Linguistics and Culture. As far as I know, however, it is out of print.
> It is an altogether other story if it is Classical Tamil you have in mind.
> With kind regards
> Herman Tieken
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> Van: Indology namens Mary Storm
> Verzonden: do 1/13/2011 1:34
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> Dear Indologists,
> Could anyone recommend a good beginning Tamil text book ?
> Thanks so much!
> Mary Storm, Ph.D.
> Academic Director and Lecturer
> India: National Identity and the Arts
> Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture
> SIT Study Abroad
> F 301 Lado Sarai
> New Delhi 110030 India
> Mobile: +91 98106 98003
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