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Adjectival syntax.

Within the Noun Phrase, adjectives always precede a noun. If there is no nominal form present, there can be no adjective. That is, a sentence like English `this is good' is not possible in Tamil; rather a Tamil sentence must have the form `this thing is a good thing' or `this one is a good one.'
idu nalladu `This thing is (a) good thing.'

(For the formation of adjectival clauses, cf. § 6.52.)



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