Learn Tamil Verbs ( See, Die)– Tamil Lesson 18 (Post.11,408)

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Post No. 11,408

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Tamil has a strange verb சா To Die. The root is Saa, and the past tense is Seththaan செத்தான். It is the only verb that behaves in this way.

Though we have similar sounded words like

Kaa கா – guard, protect the past tense is Kaaththaan காத்தான்

Vaa வா – Come, the past tense is Vanthaan வந்தான்


Another verb we learn today is Kaan- See.

We have Paar- See as well. In our day to day conversation, we use Paar-See more often.

Here are the conjugations

சா – செத்தான் Seththaan  (he) died

வா- வந்தான்  Vanthaan (he) came

கா – காத்தான் Kaaththaan  (he) guarded, protected, saved

All the three verbs behave differently in the past tense.

காண் , பார் = See. Past tense is கண்டான் (Kandaan), பார்த்தான் (Paarththaan)

No other verb behaved like Saa =  die



One more lesson today INTERROGATIVE

You can change any verb as an Interrogative (question) by adding ஆ AA sound.

That is the second vowel in the 12 vowel table.

கண்டானா = கண்டான் + ஆ (ன் + ஆ=னா)

,பார்த்தானா =  ,பார்த்தான் + ஆ (ன் + ஆ=னா)

வந்தானா = வந்தான் +ஆ (ன் + ஆ=னா)

சுவாமிநாதன் ஹெலிகாப்டரில் வந்தானா?

Did Swaminathan come in  helicopter?

இல்லை. ஹெலிகாப்டரில் வரவில்லை

N0. Did not come in Helicopter

NOTE: there is no article the in Tamil sentence.

There is no by the helicopter; we use in helicopter

There is no HE; we can simply say Did not come in helicopter, because the last verb வந்தான் can go only with masculine third person singular. So PGN is important

Person = I person, II person, III person

Gender = Feminine or Masculine or Neuter

Number = Singular or Plural


Tags, Verbs, Tamil, Die, Saa, See, Kaan, Interrogative

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