THE GENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF LENGTHENING (AḶAPEṬAI) IN TRADITIONAL TAMIL GRAMMAR BOOKS

Authors

  • Annapoornima Ayyakannu Department of Tamil, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Sundaram Lakshmanan Department of English & Foreign Languages, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34256/vp2211

Keywords:

Varalāṟṟu nilaiyil aḷapeṭai, tamiḻilakkaṇa nūlkaḷil aḷapeṭai, putiya aḷapeṭai, nīṭṭi olittal, cārpeḻuttum aḷapeṭaiyum

Abstract

Succeeding books after Tolkāppiyam are Vīracōḻiyam, Nēminātam, Naṉṉūl, Ilakkaṇa viḷakkam, Toṉṉūl viḷakkam, Cuvāminātam, Aṟuvakai ilakkaṇam, Muttuvīriyam, Tamiḻnūl, Teṉṉūl, Vaḷartamiḻ ilakkaṇam, Tamiḻkkāppu iyam. All these traditional grammar books are written in verse. The research paper attempts to explore the similarities, differences and contemporary usage of Lengthening / Long sound (Aḷapeṭai) among the above listed books. While making a complaint or singing a song or calling out for someone or crying out of pain or selling the goods, the last alphabet is pronounced long. The study further analyses that how Tamiḻnūl, Vaḷartamiḻ ilakkaṇam, Tamiḻkkāppu iyam classify and exercise ‘Aḷapeṭai’ in the modern context.

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2022-02-04

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Ayyakannu, A., & Lakshmanan, S. (2022). THE GENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF LENGTHENING (AḶAPEṬAI) IN TRADITIONAL TAMIL GRAMMAR BOOKS. International Research Journal of Tamil Literary Studies, 1(4), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.34256/vp2211

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