Tamil Varnamala (தமிழ் வர்ணமலா) Alphabets, Words & Letters

Tamil Varnamala (தமிழ் வர்ணமலா) Tamil Aphabets, Words, Letters.

In Tamil alphabets (Varnamala) Vowels are also called the ‘life’ (uyir) or ‘soul’ letters. Together with the consonants (mei, which are called ‘body’ letters), they form compound, syllabic (abugida) letters that are called ‘living’ letters (uyir mei, i.e. letters that have both ‘body’ and ‘soul’).

Tamil vowels are divided into short and long (five of each type) and two diphthongs.


a

ā

i

ī

u

ū

e

ē

ai

o

ō

au

Basic consonants

Consonants are called the “body” (mei) letters. The consonants are classified into three categories: vallinam (hard consonants), mellinam (soft consonants, including all nasals), and itayinam (medium consonants).

க்kகாகிகீகுகூகெகேகைகொகோகௌ
ங்ஙாஙிஙீஙுஙூஙெஙேஙைஙொஙோஙௌ
ச்cசாசிசீசுசூசெசேசைசொசோசௌ
ஞ்ñஞாஞிஞீஞுஞூஞெஞேஞைஞொஞோஞௌ
ட்டாடிடீடுடூடெடேடைடொடோடௌ
ண்ணாணிணீணுணூணெணேணைணொணோணௌ
த்tதாதிதீதுதூதெதேதைதொதோதௌ
ந்nநாநிநீநுநூநெநேநைநொநோநௌ
ப்pபாபிபீபுபூபெபேபைபொபோபௌ
ம்mமாமிமீமுமூமெமேமைமொமோமௌ
ய்yயாயியீயுயூயெயேயையொயோயௌ
ர்rராரிரீருரூரெரேரைரொரோரௌ
ல்lலாலிலீலுலூலெலேலைலொலோலௌ
வ்vவாவிவீவுவூவெவேவைவொவோவௌ
ழ்ழாழிழீழுழூழெழேழைழொழோழௌ
ள்ளாளிளீளுளூளெளேளைளொளோளௌ
ற்றாறிறீறுறூறெறேறைறொறோறௌ
ன்னானினீனுனூனெனேனைனொனோனௌ

Tamil Mei Eluthukkal [247 Alphabets] in PDF With Pictures Download: The Tamil script has 12 vowels (உயிரெழுத்து; uyireḻuttu; “soul-letters”), 18 consonants  (மெய்யெழுத்து; meyyeḻuttu; “body-letters”) and one special character, the ஃ (ஆய்த எழுத்து; āytha eḻuttu; Tamil version of Visarga). ஃ is called “அக்கு” akku and is classified in Tamil orthography as being neither a consonant nor a vowel Tamil Mei Eluthukkal [247 Alphabets] The total number of Tamil primary letters [...]