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Selected Kadamkathakal

Discussion in 'Regional Poetry' started by tsseethalakshmi, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. tsseethalakshmi

    tsseethalakshmi Bronze IL'ite

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    1.Adi mullu,nadu kadu,thala poovu?
    Bottam thorn center jungle head flower fowl

    2.Adikku koduthal mudikku pidikkum?
    Give to the bottom you will get from the head coconut,pakku
    3.Anijaal edukkanavatha velli thali?
    if one wear it could not remove it. Kolam
    4.Adukkala kovilil moonundu thevar?
    There three gods in the kitchen - aduppu kallu[3]
    5.Anthanan venthu,Poonool venthilla?
    Brhmanan cooked his secret thread not cooked - Jungle path
    6.Anju kol kilikal orumichchu muttayittu?
    Five birds laid egg together - doing rice balls by fingers
    7.Achan thanna chela mukkittum mukkittum nanayunnilla?
    father gave me a saree but when I immerse it in water it it not wet- chembu,lotus leaves
    8.Atheduththu ethanadiyil vechchu,Etheduthu athanadiyil vechchu?
    Take that thing and put under another thing take it and put it under that thing- mat weaving
    9.Ange vettile muthazikku ingevettil muttramadi?
    The old women in that house cleaning the front yard in this house - Bamboo head
    10.Agamillathila,puramillathila
    nettillathia vattathil?
    The leaf has no in and out side no stem and round - fulmoon
    11.Adikkoru vettu,Nadukkoru kettu
    thalakkoru chavittu?
    one chap in bottom,tied in the centre,kicking in the head - seperating paddy
    12.Anjuvarum Kunjuvarum guga kannan poyi
    anjuvaringottum kunjuvarangottum poyi?
    Ajuvar and kunjuvar went to see one guga anjuvar returned kunjuvar went inside of the guga - eating with hand
    13.Agathu ninnum nokki kanum
    kandathellam ullilakkum?
    See all from inside and whatever seen he got them inside - camara
    14.Anegam mathil ullorammbalathil loru unni krishnan
    vella krishnan?
    There are so many compund walls in the temple where is an baby krishnan who is white. - stem of the plaintain [vazha thandu]
    15.Angottum engottum sambantham
    vettammaikkithu nirbantham?
    There is connection from this and that side this is very necessary for housewife- tower bolt [sahkcha]
     
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  2. vidyasarada

    vidyasarada Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Seethalaxmi
    It was nice to read and recite those sayings, in sing-song manner!
    I could only vaguely make out the meaning as I dont know malayalam very well. It would be nice if you could give a translation .
    Thanx
    VS
     
  3. tsseethalakshmi

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    Dear vidyasarada

    Thank you for your respose
    I am adding the meaning and answer

    tsseethalakshmi
     
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    vidyasarada Senior IL'ite

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    Thanx Seethalakshmi. Now i can enjoy them more. We speak tamil at home, but some of these riddles sound almost tamil so maybe i can start using them in daily speech to sound more lyrical !:p
    Vs
     
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    More kadamkathagal

    1.Anjkele changathi virunnu vannu,Kaikkatha pookkatha elai venam? VETRILAI
    A fiend came as guest and demanded a leaf from which has no flower and no kai[raw fruit][I could not find equal word to 'kai' in english]

    2.Anujathi jonthittu,Ettathi Pachichu,ammachi Manchichu? MAVIL THALIR ILAI,PACHAILAI,PAZUTHAILAI
    younger sister is red,elder sister is green,mother is yellow?

    3.Anthiyavolam agatho puratho,anthiyayalo purathu thanne?UMMARAPADI[VASALPADI]
    Till evening inside or outside but after evening it is outside surely.

    4.Appam pole thadi unndu alpam mathram thalai unndu? AMAI
    It has big body but head is too small

    5.Anna raja purathu vannappole asari chekkan thadanju nirthi? ARISI VARAM ONDAKAL
    When anna raja came out the carpender boy stoped him?

    6.Appathinu koodum, adaikku kootilla? UTHADUKAL
    When we say appam it came together,when we say adai they will not came together.

    7.Ambalathilulla chembagathinu kombilla? TEMPLE KODI MARAM
    There is no branches for the tree in the temple.
    8.Amma kallilum mullilum,Magal kalyana panthalilum? VAZHAI,VAZHKKULAI
    Mother stands in the stone and throne but her daughter is in the Kalyana pantha.
    9.Amma karuthittu,molu veluthittu,molude molu oru sundari kotha? VELLIA [A PLANT]
    Mother is black,her daughter is white,daughter's daughter is a beautiful girl?
    10.Amma thottalum, ammaye thottalum magan illathagum? UPPU [SALT]
    if mother touches or some one touches the mother, the son will perished.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007

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