WELCOME TO
THUNCHATH EZHUTHACHAN MALAYALAM UNIVERSITY

Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University was established in 2012. The initial Ordinance of 2012 was replaced in April 2013 by the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University Act 2013. The primary objective of the University is the promotion of study and research of Malayalam language, literature and Kerala culture. Malayalam University envisages only postgraduate level of education in various fields like Malayalam language, literature, media, humanities and the social sciences through the medium of Malayalam. The cultural and intellectual heritage of Kerala is a major area identified for postgraduate and specialized study. The University is mandated to take up advance research projects as well as action research to study, document and preserve kerala’s rich cultural expressions and manifestations. Besides, the University will also take up research to make Malayalam resilient to the possibilities of IT.

Objectives

  • Make the study of Malayalam language, literature and culture more relevant,
  • Offer postgraduate courses with high academic quality,
  • Offer job-oriented diploma courses,
  • Take up culturally and academically relevant projects,
  • Initiate research in critical areas,
  • Undertake publication of books and journals,
  • Pursue activities aimed at enriching Malayalam language to the needs of the day,
  • Encourage translation of Malayalam works into other Indian and foreign languages,
  • And take up such studies, activities and projects that would make Malayalam capable of handling any area of knowledge at all levels.

Welcome to TEMU –
Malayalam Phonetic Archive

A comprehensive digital phonetic data base for Malayalam, accessible internationally, has been a desideratum for long. Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University’s (TEMU) present venture attempts to provide in a digital format, a fairly comprehensive data base taking into consideration a carefully compiled inventory of phones currently employed in the Malayalam language. It will be readily available for every student or researcher actively involved in the areas of Phonetics, Phonology, Malayalam language teaching, speech synthesis, and several other aspects of language data processing. Each segmental phoneme is defined technically, along with its recording in standardized orthography, followed by indication of its general phonetic value through a number of examples of its occurrence in phonologically relevant different positions. Wherever significant, allophones are listed together with description of the phonetic value and distribution of each. Pronunciation of each example selected from natural speech is indicated in user –friendly reading transcription and demonstrated in both male and female voices lent by two widely recognized announcers. The data provided comprises 900 words with gloss, audio recordings (wave/MP3 format) and phonetic transcriptions (IPA). The sound files and textual data on this site can be accessed by clicking on the characters in the IPA chart.

A comprehensive digital phonetic data base for Malayalam, accessible internationally, has been a desideratum for long. Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University’s (TEMU) present venture attempts to provide in a digital format, a fairly comprehensive data base taking into consideration a carefully compiled inventory of phones currently employed in the Malayalam language. It will be readily available for every student or researcher actively involved in the areas of Phonetics, Phonology, Malayalam language teaching, speech synthesis, and several other aspects of language data processing. Each segmental phoneme is defined technically, along with its recording in standardized orthography, followed by indication of its general phonetic value through a number of examples of its occurrence in phonologically relevant different positions. Wherever significant, allophones are listed together with description of the phonetic value and distribution of each. Pronunciation of each example selected from natural speech is indicated in user –friendly reading transcription and demonstrated in both male and female voices lent by two widely recognized announcers. The data provided comprises 900 words with gloss, audio recordings (wave/MP3 format) and phonetic transcriptions (IPA). The sound files and textual data on this site can be accessed by clicking on the characters in the IPA chart.

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Team

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Project Director
Sri . K. Jayakumar, Vice-Chancellor
Project Advisors
Dr. V.R.Prabodhachandran Nayar, Dr. T.B Venugopala Panikar (Experts)
Principal Investigator
Dr. M.Sreenathan
Co- Investigators
Dr. Saithalavi C, Dr. Smitha K Nair, Dr. M. Santhosh (Malayalam University)
Technical Managers
Sri. Vivek. P, Sri. Sandesh E PA (Research Scholars, DCS, University of Calicut)
Production Assistant
Sri. Rajesh M.M (Malayalam University)

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