Sample Verbs Categorized by Endings

Here are some sample verbs and my thoughts
on determining the class of a Tamil verb (in its impertaive singluar form) based on its ending.

Move cursor over a verb for any annotation.


Ending in short a

ClassExample
6paTapaTa
6velavela
7tiRa
7naTa
7para
7maRa

Ending in
long a

ClassExample
irregularA

Ending in
short i

ClassExample
2 or 6azi
2 or 6cari
2, 6, or impersonalmuTi

Ending in
long i

ClassExample
2 or 6 I

Ending in
short u

ClassExample
1a tozu
2 ezu
3 ezutu
4 cAppiTu
6 aRu
6 muNumuNu

Ending in
long u

ClassExample
6pU

Ending in
ai

ClassExample
1aai
1avai
2 or 6maRai
2 or 6vaLai

Ending in
long o

ClassExample
6kO
irregularpO

Ending in
N

ClassExample
3 or 5amurAN
5auN
5apUN
5amAN

Ending in
y

ClassExample
1a cey
1apey
2 or 6kAy

Ending in
r

ClassExample
2 or 6Ar
2 or 6cEr
2 or 6vaLar

Ending in
l

ClassExample
1ccel
1cvel
5dkal
5dvil

Ending in
z

ClassExample
2vAz
3vAz(ttu)

Ending in
L

ClassExample
1bkoL
5akEL

Ending in
n

ClassExample
5ben
5btin
5bAn