A Modest Proposal towards Modernizing the Tamil Writing System

6 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2012

Date Written: July 7, 2012

Abstract

This paper proposes a new system of diacritics for the Tamil language. The idea is simple: introduce a set of diacritic marks which would allow for Tamil to have all the consonants that Devanagari has. This could be used, for instance, to write the names of Yoga poses and the names of medicines.

Keywords: Tamil, script, diacritics

Suggested Citation

Manikutty, Anand, A Modest Proposal towards Modernizing the Tamil Writing System (July 7, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2184552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2184552

Anand Manikutty (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-9025
United States

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