தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக்கழகம் - TAMIL VIRTUAL ACADEMY

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Lesson - 6

A02126 - காலம்

Time-sense is classified in this lesson. One can understand how a verb indicates the time. Different methods of signifying time in the finite forms of verbs are described.

Incomplete forms too indicate the time of action. The methods of indicating time-sense through inflexional endings can be understood.

However, it is possible that the time-sense may overlap in temporal expressions. It is called கால மயக்கம்.

Verbals viz. finites, adjectivals and adverbials indicate the time of action. Timing is a special feature of verbs. Among the nouns, the verbal nouns only indicate timing. In this sense it is almost like a finite verb.

Link forms (இடை நிலைகள்) are responsible for showing the time in Tamil verbs. Inflectional endings indicate time in the past, and not in the present-day, usage.

Words of the three time-sense, namely present, past and future may overlap for some reasons.

This lesson thus completes the study of verbs in Tamil.

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புதுப்பிக்கபட்ட நாள் : 31-08-2016 22:00:42(இந்திய நேரம்)