[ Module 3 - vAkya-nirmAnam (Sentence formation) ] Learn to read, write and speak/talk/converse in Telugu in four extensive/elaborate modules

Saturday, 19 February 2011

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Essentially, language is used as a tool to communicate one’s ideas, emotions, and desires by means of a system of voluntarily produced symbols, which is “a purely human and non-instinctive method.” Therefore each language has its own set of sounds, words, recognized and distinguished by its speakers. And, these sounds, words – being the means to formulate and communicate thoughts – simply ask for a thorough comprehension of their right usage from the user.

However,  words, by themselves, may mean very little. It is only when they are arranged in a particular order, they emote BhAva – feeling. In order to transform the words from a mere SabDha to   BhAva, one needs to arrange them in a particular order. It is this arrangement of words in the required order that is called a vAkya, sentence.

Each language has built a convention of its own unique style of framing sentences – a word order of its own. Again, in a sentence, each word stands in a unique relationship with the association of other words. Interestingly, words have more than one meaning. Quite often, we witness the same word conveying different meanings in different contexts. Maybe, meanings are layered on words by their place in a sentence.

The great linguist of yore, Bhartrhari said: “The word is the very essence of all objects, and creation. It is indestructible.” The great Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa, said: word and its meaning are eternally united. It is precisely for this reason that each language demands a specific arrangement of words in a sentence for conveying the intended bhava. This is why language is often perceived as a transient integration of words.

A native speaker acquires command in integrating words into comprehensible sentences by mere practice. No wonder, he may not even be aware of the underlying ‘scheme’ – the science of grammar – of formulating such well meaning sentences. But, for a new learner it makes a great sense to learn a little about the established order of making sentences so that he could quickly master the art of framing sentences

Lastly, it is essential to remember that what is important in practicing a newly learnt language is ‘intelligibility’ in its usage rather than the ‘accuracy’ of a native speaker. The present module aims at providing the reader with the necessary wherewithal to frame simple but meaningful sentences in Telugu that are intelligible and thereby encourage a new learner to practice its usage with least hesitation.

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