Tamil character notes

This page lists characters in the following Unicode block and gathers information about them from various sources.

See also the companion document, Tamil, for a summary of the Tamil script and its use for the Tamil language.

Tamil has a fairly complicated set of rules and variations on pronunciation, and the writing system abstracts away from the detail. Phonetic transcriptions on this page should be treated as an approximate guide, only. Many are more phonemic than phonetic, and there may be variations depending on the source of the transcription. For example, the symbol a represents a set of central sounds which may be written a, ə, or ʌ in more detailed transcriptions.

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