Re: [pmadurai] Tamil & Other Languages: A Comparison
- Dear Friends,
After reading Srinivasan's mail I bought an English translation of
the Book of Songs.
I am forwarding one song from the book. Those well versed
with AgananuRu please comment on this.
I hope that this also reflects the litery merits
of Chinese languague. Even at an early stage of language learning
I come across some extraordinary pieces of literary work (in my
By riversides are cooing
A pair of turtledoves;
A good young man is wooing
A fair maiden he loves
Water flows left and right
Of cresses here and there;
The youth yearns day and night
For the good maiden fair.
His yearning grows so strong,
He cannot fall asleep;
He tosses all night long,
So deep in love, so deep!
Now gather left and right
The cresses sweet and tender!
O lute, play music bright
For the bride fair and slender!
Feast friends at left and right
On cresses cooked till tender!
O bells and drums, delight
The bride so fair and slender
Note: Turtledoves coo in spring, cresses emerge on water in summer,
are gathered in autumn and cooked in winter, so a young man
woos in spring, loves in summer, gets engaged in autumns and
gets wedded in winter in accordance with the rites and with the
accompaniment of music.
> Dear Friends,Siva Kumar M Pillai
> please find enclosed herewith a comparison of Tamil with
> other major languages of the world. It looks Tamil has a good mix of many
> nice features of the world languages. Regards.
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