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Query Details


Query Subject:   Tamil nouns
Author:   Wiltrud Mihatsch
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  Tamil


Query:   Dear native speakers of Tamil,

We are a typological research project studying words for body parts in
a large sample of languages and we are currently collecting data in
Tamil. Since the word lists and dictionaries give us quite
inconsistent information we urgently need Tamil speakers who can help
us with their intuition. Could you please tell us what the unmarked
expressions of the body part terms listed below are in modern everyday
Tamil?

We look forward to hearing from you,

Reinhild Steinberg and Wiltrud Mihatsch

(We will post a summary)

1. forehead
2. eye
3. eyebrow
4. eyelid
5. eyelash
6. eyeball
7. eye pupil
8. head
9. skull
10. face
11. hair (head, body)
12. mouth
13. lip
14. beard
15. moustache
16. chin
17. jaw
18. lower jaw
19. nose
20. nostril
21. ear
22. earlobe
23. temple
24. cheek
25. cheek-bone
LL Issue: 13.223
Date posted: 28-Jan-2002



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