Volume 1, Number 3, Year 2021


Manonmani Devi
Department of Tamil, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, Malaysia.

Published 2021-07-30


  • Tholkaappiyam,
  • Nannool,
  • Grammar,
  • Punarchi rules,
  • New rules

How to Cite

Devi, M. (2021). NEW RULES AND THOLKAAPPIYA RULES IN NANNUL GRAMMAR. International Research Journal of Tamil Literary Studies, 1(3), 7–22. https://doi.org/10.34256/vp2132


Next to the canonical Tholkaappiyam, the book entitled 'Nannool' stands out as the one that closely follows the Tamil grammatical tradition. This book can be considered as a sequel to the 'Tholkaappiyam' with respect to the rudimentary Tamil grammar rules used, though some of which have been omitted over the years, with some improvisations added. 'Nannool' has fine-tuned some aspects which Tholkaappiyam had eleborated in detail to an easier & simplified version of understanding and at the same time consolidated the grammar knowledge within it.  The 'word punarchi' rules found in 'Nannool' along with the new added-on 'word punarchi' rules not mentioned in Tholkaappiyam are looked at closely and reviewed in detail in this study. This is the primary aim of this study.


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