Agni Mantra

Agni Mantra

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tamil and Devanagari

|| Om Gurave Namah ||
Dear Friends,
  Below is a chart to help understand tamil and devanagari scripts. 
 You see that tamil scripts take only the 1st and 5th in every consonant lines. The intermediate tones are implied for example  "க" is used for both "क" (kaali) and  "ग" (guru), The tones are differentiated while speaking.

Chart Legend:
  1. Orange colours are vowels ruled by Sun
  2. Consonants: Red are ruled by Mars. Pink by Venus, Green by Mercury,Yellow by Jupiter, Blue by Saturn. 
  3. Semi Vowels are are shown as light Blue ruled by Moon
  4. Number below each consonant is the katpayaadi (कटपयादि) numbers
Differences: In tamil, note that ऋ is not a vowel but a taken as sibilant, the sound is similar to tamil ற,  similarly tamil sibilant ள similar to devanagiri ऌ , also अं can be replacing sound for ன . So they move from moon group to Sun group in Devanagiri.
Another difference is in Devanagiri each consonant groups like guttaral "Ka" क has five tones. In tamil only the 1st and last tone of each consonant group is taken for simplifications in writing. but in pronunciations they are taken as already mentioned.


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