Native Phonetic Inventory: tamil

These are the sounds found in most native tamil dialects: There are also sounds not on the chart, shown below.

other sounds: vowels /i, e, a, o, u/ have long and short counterparts; stops can become fricatives between vowels; initial vowels are preceded by glides .

Adapted from: Krishnamurti, B. (2003); Steever, S. (ed). (1998).