The first detailed description of Malayalam, providing an in-depth analysis of the linguistic richness of this language, spoken by over 35 million people on the Malabar coast of southern India.Malayalam is one of the four major Dravidian languages spoken principally in the southern part of India. It has a recorded history of eight centuries and is spoken by more than thirty million people on the Malabar coast of southern IndiaThis is the first detailed description of Malayalam, providing an in-depth analysis of the linguistic richness of this language.
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aana aanə action added addition adjectival adjectives adverbial participle alternative appear aspect atə avan be-PRES become causative child clause combined coming compared complex compounds conditional consonant constituents construction context coordinated dative deleted derived direct discussed distinction element ending English enikkə ennə examples expressed final finite function future give given head I-DAT illa imperative indicate infinitive instance interrogative kutti language locative Malayalam marked marker meaning medial modifier mother naan namely nasal negative nominalised nominative noun phrase object occur particle past person plural position possessive possible postposition preceding present pronouns question Raman range reference reflexive relative participle relativisation Sanskrit seen sense sentence sequence speech stem stop structure suffix tense third tomorrow unta untə usually vannu verb form verbal voiced vowel yaan yesterday