Volume 1, Number 4, Year 2022


Manonmani Devi M.A.R Annamalai
Faculty of Languages and communication, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia

Published 2022-01-30


  • Grammar,
  • younger generation,
  • technique,
  • Seiyul,
  • yaappu,
  • Keywords: Grammar, younger generation, technique, Seiyul, yaappu, separation, simple, mathematics,
  • simple,
  • mathematics
  • ...More

How to Cite

M.A.R Annamalai, M. D. (2022). SIMPLE METHOD IN TEACHING TAMIL YAAPPU GRAMMAR. International Research Journal of Tamil Literary Studies, 1(4), 19–26. https://doi.org/10.34256/vp2213


The specialty of the Tamil Language lies in its excellent grammatical structure. There are five types of grammar: Letters, Words, Porul (Meanings), Yaappu, and Ani. Among these are the grammar of composing verses and preserving the structure of Tamil poetry. Intricate elements such as ethugei, monei, iyebu express the specialty that can be placed within each foot. Due to the presence of these elements in poetry/seiyul, one can easily memorise and store it in his/her memory bank. Yaappu grammar knowledge is important not only to poetry writing enthusiasts but also to avid poetry readers. The first step that Yaappu grammar learners need to know is separating the ‘seer’. The younger generation consider this separation aspect to be the most difficult task. Not surprisingly, the younger generation does not show much interest in learning Yaappu grammar. If we really manipulate the deconstruction technique with the simple mathematical knowledge that we have, Yaappu grammar will be easy for everyone. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to introduce a simple technique of sorting, using the mathematical knowledge to introduce the learning and teaching process for university students and to identify the directory status of the students through pre-testing and post-testing.


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