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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Volume 4, Issue 1, Year 2022

Puthamithranar’s Morphological Theory

Sankar M
Department of Tamil, Sri Kaliswari College (Autonomous), Sivakasi–626130, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2021-12-30


  • Puthamithranar,
  • Veerasozhiyam,
  • Grammatical Tradition,
  • Morphological Theory

How to Cite

M, S. (2021). Puthamithranar’s Morphological Theory. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(1), 130-143.

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Language undergoes some changes over time. These changes contribute to the development of the language. Tamil Grammar texts including Agathiyam, Tolkappiyam, Yapparungalam, Yapparungalakarikai, Purapporul Venpamalai which appeared in Tamil have been grammarized according to the Tamil tradition. However, Veerasozhiyam, which appeared in the 11th century AD, is a slightly different grammar text from this tradition. In particular, the Sanskrit language is written following the grammatical tradition. The author of this text, Ponparri Kavalar Puthamithranar, has written with the thought that Sanskrit Language mother for all tamil words. This Text has five Chapters: Eḻuttu, col, poruḷ, yāppu, alaṅkāram. The comprehensive authority of this Text is the authority to say. It consists of Col Athikaram 55 Norpas: vēṟṟumaip paṭalam (9), upakārap paṭalam (6), tokaip paṭalam (8), tattitap paṭalam (8), tātup paṭalam (11), kiriyā patap paṭalam (13).     This system of authority is also based on the grammar of the Sansktrit. This article is based on the Morphological theory of Puthamithranar, ‘Tamil language grammatical tradition and Sanskrit language grammatical tradition are combined’ the hypothesis is put forward and written.


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