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புதிர் 1 - தமிழ் எழுத்துகள்Edit

Quiz 1 - Tamil Letters (Vowels and Consonants)
This quiz is intended to be attempted after learning Tamil Letters lesson to your own satisfaction.

Before you beginEdit

  • 'Honesty is the best policy' - it is, especially when you are your own teacher (yes, YOU are your teacher here, I'm just your teaching assistant!)
  • The questions are designed to focus much on pronunciation (few questions regarding facts about the letters are added only to make sure to not bore you!)
  • If you find yourself scoring less than 60%, consider going through lesson 1 again (and make sure to take this quiz with an interval of at least two days)

Part 1 - VowelsEdit

1

How many vowels does the Tamil language have?

10
12
18
30

2

What is the pronunciation for 'எ'?

'e' as in seal
'e' as in force
'e' as in dear
'e' as in tent

3

Which of these is the equivalent kuril (short vowel) of 'ஈ'?

4

How is 'ஆ' pronounced?

'a' as in hate
'a' as in clap
'a' as in false
'a' as in bat

5

Which of these is not a kuril (short vowel)?

6

Which among the following is not a nedil (long vowel)?

7

Which of the following is the equivalent nedil (long vowel) of ’ஒ’?

8

Which one of these pairs is a mismatch?

ஆ-அ
ஊ-உ
ஈ-இ
ஔ-ஒ

9

The equivalent English pronunciation for 'ஐ' is,

'e'
'i'
'a'
'y'

10

'உ' will be pronounced as,

'u' as in gun
'u' as in fuse
'u' as in pull
'u' as in hut


Part 2 - ConsonantsEdit

1

How many consonant groups are there in Tamil?

18
12
6
3

2

Which of the following is a vallinam (hard consonant)?

ர்
ற்
வ்
ந்

3

How will 'ம்' be pronounced?

'm'
'n'
'y'
'p'

4

Which of the following is not a idaiyinam (medium consonant)?

ய்
ர்
ற்
ழ்

5

Pronunciation of 'ன்' is...

'm'
'l'
't'
'n'

6

Which of the following medium consonant is very close in pronunciation to 'ல்'?

'ன்'
'ள்'
'ந்'
'ற்'

7

One of the following pairs is not correct, which one?

ப்-ந்
ற்-ன்
க்-ங்
ட்-ண்

8

Which of the following words ends with the sound of 'ட்'?

water
notch
attack
rocket

9

Which one is not a possible pronunciation for 'ச்'?

ch as in chunk
x as in syntax
s as in suffer
g as in ginger

10

Which of these is not similar in pronunciation to 'ண்'?

'ந்'
'ன்'
'ஞ்'
'ள்'