Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Have been looking at the Tamil alphabet today, in which the Gesture Keyboard has been developed.
The curliness of it is striking. Forests of mellifluous tendrils everywhere.
Tamil was originally written on palm leaves. As a result, the letters are made up mainly of curved strokes so as not to rip the leaves.

I'm wondering now not only about the gestures and dances recorded in a notation but also the attitudes. What do I write on and what do I obliterate even now?


Stonegold said...

The Tamil alphabets
has twelve vowels, eighteen consonants and one character, the āytam, which is classified in Tamil grammar as being neither a consonant nor a vowel, though often considered as part of the vowel set...if you like to learn about Tamil languages with voice and examples; Tamil app is one of the best way...

Lolitha said...

1500 years ago tamil language was known as Dravidian language. Its the parent of other Dravidian languages. Whereas tamil alphabets have divided into vowels and consonants, the vowel signs must come after the consonant or consonant cluster that they surround. This is the specialty in tamil language. Tamil alphabets can produce the sound of tamil letters and words.There is a rule for tamil alphabets according to that tamil letters get shape of sound.