Frame 15

Main Feature: 3. Learning Moduals,Module 15

Picture 1

The case of the long vowel, (oo) Picture 2, the movements of the speech organs are about the same as those for its corresponding short vowel (o) Picture 3 except for the length of duration.  This sound is described as the mid back, rounded long vowel.  It occurs in all the positions in a word.

The sound, (au) is combination of  a and u.  a is an open central vowel and  u is rounded back vowel.
This sound is represented by the letter Picture 4.  This sound occurs in the word initial, medial, and final positions.  This is considered as a long vowel. Like other vowels, Picture 5 is used as it is in the word initial position and elsewhere the presents of this vowel is represented by the secondary symbol.

Copy the letter three times (see Appendix I for hand-movements).

Picture 6

Read the following words.

Picture 7

Compare the letter Picture 8 with the letter for (au). (see Appendix I for hand-movements).

Write the letters three times each.  Your letters should be similar to the one given at the extreme right.

Picture 9

Read the words.

Picture 10

Secondary symbol for Picture 11 is Picture 12(see Appendix I & II for hand-movements, also look at Chart III for old and modern Tamil use of secondary symbol) .  Thus the secondary symbol for the vowel  Picture 13 consists of two parts and the consonant letter is placed in middle.  The secondary symbol for the vowel Picture 14 (Frame 7) and the secondary symbol for the vowel  Picture 15‚ (Frame 4) together serve as secondary symbol for the vowel  Picture 16.  The primary consonant letter is in between.  Look at the vowel consonant combinations below.

Picture 17

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