The lessons found at this website will provide the structure for learning Thamil through English.
The Japanese language is very particular about this, always alternating the vowels and the consonants.It is a repository of a community’s collective history and heritage.It also provides an identity and a focus that binds together a community for social togetherness, that makes individual accomplishments that much easier. Vasu Renganathan The comprehensive teaching modules include a Tamil Writing Project, an Invocation on Tamil Goddess, an Introduction to the Tamil Alphabet that can be used to practice making the various characters that make up the Tamil alphabet, exercises based on Reader lessons, some simple Conversational Exchanges, and Modern Short Stories for reading comprehension.It includes programs for teaching (with sound pronunciation) the Tamil vowels (a...au), consonants (ka, nga, cha...na), how compound letters are formed, numbers, a word game and three letter words in a variety of game/video formats.This knowledge of written Thamil can then be very easily applied to learn the spoken language.
I was born and raised in the United States and never spoke Thamil until I was nearly 18 years old.
Just imagine having to memorize whether a stone or a book is masculine or feminine!
b) declination of verbs: the verb-ending in Tamil depends on the number, gender and person, invariably. In most other languages there are too many categories of verb-endings, which one simply has to memorize.
Even when it borrows words from other languages, it naturalizes them suitably: eg.
Pikkunikku (the cn calls for an awkward jump), domokurashy .
(English, of course, has hardly a method to its madness in this matter and rightly dubbed as one of the most illogical of languages by Bernard Shaw) c) all case- endings follow similar sets of rules; eg: when the word is only two-letters-long and starts with a short letter, it inserts a vowel or doubles the consonant in all case- endings, so that the identity of the word is not lost.