Выпущена грамматика старотамильского языка

Французским институтом в Пондишери издана грамматика старотамильского языка - A Grammar of Old Tamil for Students.

Eva Wilden
A Grammar of Old Tamil for Students
Collection Indologie n˚ 137; NETamil Series n˚3
Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient / Institut Français de Pondichéry, 2018


This book presents a concise outline of the classical Tamil language for students with a focus on the literature of the first millennium, most notably that of the Caṅkam. It covers not only morphology but also syntax, an area which has long been neglected in Tamil studies. The presentation deviates from earlier works also in that the author neither describes classical Tamil through the lens of the modern language nor makes an attempt to remain faithful to the views of the traditional discipline of grammar (ilakkaṇam), but instead follows closely the usage of the Tamil texts as they were actually transmitted. Two folding sheets, at the beginning and at the end of the book, give an overview of early Tamil literature and verb morphology. For easy reference this grammar contains lists of suffixes and of grammatical terms, besides an index of quotations and a selective bibliography.

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