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 as per grammer is 30, 18 being mey and 12
being uyirmey. The other 18 x 12 = 216 uyirmey and one aydham are subsidiary making the total as 247. The Tamil Matrix runs 12 uyir and 1 mey in the rows and 18 uyirmey in the columns. Aydham is conveniently placed in the gap left with, in the first place of column and first place of row.
The complete Tamil Eluthukkal, therefore, consists of the 31 letters in their independent form and an additional 216 combining letters, for a total of 247 combinations (உயிர்மெய்யெழுத்து; uyirmeyyeḻuttu; “soul-body-letters”) of a consonant and a vowel, a mute consonant, or a vowel alone.
Vowels (Kuril and Nedil)
There are 18 pure consonants in Tamil.
- 1. வல்லினம் – Vallinam
- 2. இடையினம் – Idaiyinam
- 3. மெல்லினம் – Mellinam