August 02, 2005

Learning Tamil

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I'm attempting to learn some Tamil in preparation for India. It's a great language, but totally different to anything I know. I'm also learning more French with Michel Thomas. He's amazing. He tells me right at the start that I already know about 70% of the French language. If only he did a Tamil course….

I have 5 months!!

Here are some words and phrases I've managed to learn so far:

Vanakkam – hello
Nundri – thank you
Nalla – good
En peyar Helen – my name is Helen
Aarma – yes
Illai – no
Vaanga – welcome
Epadi Irukienga? – how are you?

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  1. Arun

    Looks good for a start. But the hard part is pronounciation. I suggest you chk the following sites:

    Also, unlike french, it is a very phonetic langauge. There is no pervasive use of gender to nouns like German, so it is slightly easy for the beginner.

    BTW, nice site! All the best for your India trip :)

    14 Sep 2005, 23:32

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