Friday, August 14, 2009

Wondering if there is any such common usage..

' I was wondering if you have processed this or had a look at this'

'I am curious to know what is happening at your end on this'

'I appreciate you guys for all the services provided to us'

Well, if you are living in U.S, try to count the number of times you use these or such polished statements every day. Focus on the wondering...curious..appreciate part...It's funny to literally translate and use them in colloquial tamil..I am not criticizing such usage in english.. In fact, it works here.

Well, again, I was just simply wondering how many times we use such statements to give a push on things/ have a impact on others to get something done/ have gotten something done :) hmm..

Can you guys think of any equivalent tamil phrases commonly used like that to push things on other's table (well, I do not mean the literally translated junoon tamil-like phrases ) !!

2 comments:

krishnaraj said...

'ஐயா படிச்சி பார்த்திருப்பிங்கனு தெரியும்.... எல்லாம் சரியாயிருக்கு இல்லிங்களா?'

'உங்க பக்கம் எவ்வளவு முடிச்சிருக்கிங்கனு தெரிஞ்சிக்கலாமுனு.....'

'உங்க எல்லார்க்கும் எங்களோட நன்றிங்க... எங்க எல்லாரையுங் ரொம்ப நல்லா கவனிச்சிகிட்டிங்க...'


* ஏதோ தெரிஞ்ச(!) வர எழுதியிருக்கேன்....
நீங்க எதிர்ப்பார்த்த மாதிரியில்லயோ... :-)

Then...
I could see in your usage not using full stops (not dot) after a word is abbreviated.
For instance you write U.S but it should be U.S.
People often have confusion over abbreviation and acronym.
If words are shortened and read as single characters e.g. U.S., U.N. and G.H. then It’s called Abbreviation.
If words are shortened and read it as single word e.g. NATO, AIDS and JIPMER then it’s called Acronym.

Abbreviation can have the definite article ‘The’ before it like The U.S., The U.N. and The G.H.
But there’s no usage of article ‘The’ before Acronym.

Learnt these things from The Hindu’s ‘Know Your English’ section.
The below link may help you in this regard.

http://www.hindu.com/nic/kye/index1.htm

It’s not about correcting but just sharing my knowledge (!) with a friend and also am in much eager to learn from you too...

யாத்ரீகன் said...

ரொம்ப்ப்ப நாள் கழிச்சு இன்டெர்நெட் பக்கம் வர்றேன்.. அதெப்படி நீங்க எப்பவுமே இப்படித்தானா ;-)) just kidding