Monday, January 14, 2008

the colloquial chennai senthamizh. :)

Travel by any auto in chennai,u'll find them use "Vootle solltiya? Saavugraaki!". Or the common lingo of college people, " Figura paathu frienda cut panradhu ". From Laadu labbaku dhas' petr to saroja saaman nikalo ,the lingo is quite unique .

Madras baashai is a mixture of tamil,telugu(gu-lu-te), english(peterr) , malayalam( figures). Its quite difficult to understand for the strangers, but its really close to oneself when it comes to speaking. Not surprisingly it had its say in Kollywood movies, especially with double meanings.

For high range peter guys, the chennai tamil speakers might seem to be a locals( porikkis) but these people are really kind hearted, i'm sure u don't need to be in suit n coat to be kind hearted. But in a problem, Daar than..Dharma adi.. No Jagaa vaangaradhu. U learn quite a lot of these during ur gully cricket childhood days, especially area matches. Not to forget the local kaalachifying & lollu of the natives. With modernisation, even girls 4m Aminjikarai speak as though they are from America. Pull anyone's socks in chennai, u'll find a dictionary of bad words as in other languages.

If ur those people who have stayed in chennai for more than three years and still not got an opportunity to have a grip over this lingo, u can checkup, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_baashai.

Moral of the story.. Bazarlai ushara illaina nijara kalatidu vaanga . hehe .. :P
Chennai is never complete without its madras tamil..A small tribute to chennai tamil.. :D

9 comments:

Rivat Hanss said...

is this a tribute!! i am gonna file a case for damaging the reputation of my mother tongue! :P

Vinod said...

@ARS: dei..language is not only for u da..adhu kaathu madiri.. yaarum pudikka mudiyathu..
by tribute.. i meant if ppl look @ my blog n learn the lingo..its gr8.. i posted in dat intention..

Lavanya said...

naan indha aaatathukku varalai :).

Alagappan said...

dhammathundu matteru...
nalla ikkithu...
jalsa pannu... :-)





me appetu

Vinod said...

@alagappan:enna maamu.. Illatha kadaiyila tea aathathe..
chumma naachunu nangurram potta madiri..

Antimony said...

nice one da...quite interesting read...u dint want to write more though?

Vinod said...

@antimony...i wud have loved to write more da.. but unfortunately this is not a prose.. so dats y gave the link n reduced the content in my post.. :)

Neetee said...

Well written article.

Vinod said...

@neetee: thank u :)