What lovely detail! The coconut trees, the elephants, and the mythical birds on the corners….
We have developed, quite informally but fairly consistently, a way of depicting different vowel sounds in the sometimes non-phonetic Roman script(“a” could be sounded as “harp”, “hare”, “hash”; “c” could be “care”, “citron” and so on.) Roman script seems incredibly random to us Indians, because our language scripts are phonetic, some very precisely so. (Kannada is the language I know, which has the widest range of phonetic letters. it even has “e”, “E” “o” and “O” (see below), which even Devanagari doesn’t have.)
Poo pOla poo pOla pirakkum…paal pola paal pola sirukkum…Maan pola maan pOla thuLLum…thein pOla ithayatthai aLLum (From “Naanum Oru PeNN”)
|Average number of words per sentence:||22.85|
|Average number of syllables per word:||1.45|
|Total words in sample:||4684|
Was sitting and practising my Carnatic music for the chamber concert next month, when I was assailed by the irresistible urge to sing the beautiful song, “zaraa see aahat” (I also had a vivid mental image of the beauty of Priya Rajvansh in the video clip of the movie that I have watched a few times on TV)…so left off Simhendra Madhyamam and sang that instead! (mem. my singing on both counts is rusty!)