Tamil: Online resources

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by kusakpeep, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. kusakpeep New Member

    India / Tamil
    :) Hey People,
    I'm a Die hard fan of the language of tamil. It's a poetic language which has a rich history.I wish to know if i can get an English-Tamil translator online.
     
  2. Leopold

    Leopold Senior Member

    Barcelona
    es-ES
    http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/tamilweb/dictionary/verbs.html
    http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/tamil_r.html
    http://www.foreignword.com/Tools/dictsrch.asp?p=files/f_136_40.htm
    http://www.ee.vt.edu/~anbumani/tamildict/
    http://www.webulagam.com/dictionary/

    Chech these ones. I don't know how much good they may be however.
     
  3. unreal

    unreal New Member

    None of these seem to use Arial MS Unicode font. Any online translator that uses Arial MS Unicode font so that we dont have to install a font ?

    Thanks
     
  4. thalapathi New Member

    india tamil
    naan vandhutten
    எப்படி
    இருக்கீங்க?
    ennayum count pannikongo


    machis inimel thamizhle type pannalaam

    naan oru super site paarthen
    quillpad.in

    இங்கே
    தமிழ்ல
    அடிக்கலாம்
    ப்து
    தூள்
    மச்சி
    தமிழ்
    வாழ்க
    உடல்
    மண்ணுக்கு
    உயிர்
    தமிழுக்கு
    இது
    எல்லாமே
    அங்கே
    தய்ப்
    பண்ணது
    தான்

    So everyone who knows to speak Tamil, use this. We will start posting in Tamil itself. Enjoy
    this site also helps in searching in Tamil itself.
     
  5. RV2007 New Member

    India - Hindi
    I need help in learning Tamil. I am a Hindi speaking and my husband's native language is Tamil. Can I get some kind of online translator for either Hindi to Tamil or English to Tamil?

    Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    RV.
     
  6. Flaminius

    Flaminius coclea mod

    capita Iaponiae
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    Hello RV2007,
    ...and welcome to the forums. :)

    Not being conversant with any of the Indic languages, I am in no place to assess the quality of this suggestion but I've found this:
    http://quillpad.in/tamil/

    If you try this, please come back to us to tell how satisfactory the quality is.
    Thank you in advance, :)

    Flaminius
     
  7. RV2007 New Member

    India - Hindi
    This is not exactly the translation.. but anyway, thanks.
     
  8. Au101 Senior Member

    London
    England, English (UK)
    I can't help you with that, having trawled the web myself. However, a quick, free and easy download should be easily accomplished by following links ir typing the names of fonts into a search engine. "Mylai-Sri" and "Latha" are notable examples.

    I too am trying to learn Tamil, but have little hope. I can do the alphabet but I don't know how to pronounce anything. If I knew that I could learn words, but you can't really learn pronunciation from the internet.
     
  9. palomnik Senior Member

    Vietnam
    English
    I've been working on Tamil for a month or so now, in anticipation of an extended trip to Tamil Nadu in the near future. Flaminius, I like the looks of the website you sent, but my Tamil isn't adequate to put it to the test sufficiently. However, as far as I know there is no standard, generally recognized transliteration scheme of Tamil into English, so I'm curious if one of the Tamil speakers here could tell me how some characters would be reproduced, e.g., how does the translator tell , and ன apart, for example, or what do you type to enter .

    I note with satisfaction that the website includes not only Tamil, but Nepali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi and Telugu!
     
  10. Au101 Senior Member

    London
    England, English (UK)
    Hi Palomnik, in my vastly finite wisdom I can attempt to help you, but can promise no success. The transliteration that a program which I use adopts is N, nN, n, although I have seen nN written as nd in another transliteration scheme. "ழ" is normally transliterated as "zh". I'm sorry not to be of more help, but that is the system which I am familiar with. You could try it but I appologise in advance if it does not work and am sorry that I cannot be of more help.
     
  11. palomnik Senior Member

    Vietnam
    English
    Au, it appears that the website is more intelligent than I expected. It will return what is the most likely combination for the letters you enter, and invite you to select from any other possibilities, e.g., if you type in tamil it will return தமிழ் and advise you that there are two other possibilities. Click on the word itself and it will show you what these other two possibilities are; in this case, டெமில் and தமில். It does the same for the other languages too. Quite a site!
     

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