Topic started by S Jagadish (@ 220.127.116.11) on Tue May 6 12:06:53 EDT 2003.
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I've noticed a queer trend in tamil film song lyrics where positive adjectives like azhagu are attributed to objects which would normally be presumed to be farthest from that kind of description. Vairamuthu's Azhagaana Raatchasiye from Mudhalvan was the first one which seemed odd. A recent one is Azhagiya Asura from Whistle. Not sure who the lyricist is for this one. Assuming that today's kids do read Amar Chitra Katha etc., I'm sure they'll be baffled to see hideous looking creatures being called Asuras and Raakshasas. Can you think of other such adjective-noun combos?
- From: purv (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue May 6 14:43:58 EDT 2003
I know the word Azhagu means Beautiful, but what on earth are Asuras and Raakshasas? (pl. understand, Tamil is a second language to me, or maybe not even...) :-)
- From: Lord LabakuDas (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Tue May 6 15:34:48 EDT 2003
now tamizh is a second language even to native tamizhians..he he..kaalam appidi ayi pochu..
5 words irukura oru sentence'la 7 english words irukkura kaalam ithu...
Take the above sentence as an example..chey..naanum appidi thaan pesren..but like purv tamil is second language to me..:-)
- From: Kaumudi (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Tue May 6 15:46:19 EDT 2003
Asura and Rakshasa both mean demons - people who are diagonally opposite to Sura/Devathas who are godly people. In general there was/is a general picturization of demons as ugly creatures, but Ravana was supposed to be a very handsome man in mythology.
I guess in this context, Azhagaana Ratchasi would be termed as an oxymoron.
- From: raj (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Tue May 6 16:19:18 EDT 2003
purv:asura and rakshasa are Sanskrit words used in Tamil. Sura means divine or heavenly and asura is the opposite. Rakshasa means fiend.
- From: purv (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Tue May 6 17:00:00 EDT 2003
- From: S Jagadish (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Wed May 7 11:47:12 EDT 2003
Digressing folks ...
- From: C~P (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Wed May 7 12:20:24 EDT 2003
tamizh ellam irukkattum.....ganitha paadam(!) mela ungalukku enna appadi oru veruppu?! ;-)
- From: purv (@ )
on: Mon May 19 16:54:15 EDT 2003
Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait, Mr. Jagadish. I just don't know of any online Tamil to English dictionaries. :-)
- From: Sivarkkamani (@ )
on: Tue May 27 00:59:26 EDT 2003
Ippo vara pattil ellam oru ezavum puriavillai. Santham illai. Verum Sattamthan. Artham illai. Verum Abattam than. Thanks to the current lyricists.
- From: Paran (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Tue May 27 01:37:25 EDT 2003
Vada machan vasayuke vantiten,
misai mulachi munnuke vantuten..
****************** - RUN
Naan, putham puthiya tirai padamda,
yennai mutthamite thirai iduda
***************** - INITHE INITHE KATHAL INITHE
what a poem..
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