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Common Verbalizers

Tamil uses a number of ordinary verbs that combine with other words, usually nouns, to make new verbs. Tamil cannot otherwise borrow verbs from other languages, so this process borrows verbs, nouns, and other forms as if they were nouns and then makes compound verbs out of them. The commonest verbs involved in this process are adi, edu, pannu, padu, , pidi, and ׶ԧ sollu.

Vasu Renganathan
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996