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The phonetics of colloquial Tamil
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Timing in Tamil
Abstract This paper presents the results of a series of experiments conducted to study rhythm in Tamil. The results show that Tamil can be called neither stress-timed nor syllable-timed. What isExpand
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Emphasis in Tamil
Abstract: Emphasis is discussed here with reference to the phonetic variations in the vowels and consonants that form a word in Tamil. Phonetic evidence is provided with the help of the FrokjaerExpand
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The two r’s and the two n’s in Tamil
Abstract: In Tamil, a Dravidian language spoken in South India, there are two orthographic symbols representing the n sounds and two other orthographic symbols representing the tap [ſ] and the trillExpand
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Intervocalic double nasal and lateral consonant articulations in Tamil
Abstract: This paper gives the results of an experimental investigation of the lengthening or doubling of intervocalic nasal and lateral consonants in Tamil. The Direct Palatograph and theExpand
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Duration of vowels in Tamil
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a detailed experimental study of the duration of vowels in Tamil in various phonetic environments. Word-initial and word-medial vowels followed byExpand
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Lip and jaw movements during the articulation of the vowels in Tamil
Abstract: The position of the lips and the movements of the mandible during the articulation of the vowels of Tamil were studied from cine-films. Simultaneous frontal and lateral photographs (andExpand
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