Lesson 2: Tamil Alphabets | Tamil letters
There are 247 alphabets in Tamil language. This includes 13 vowels and 18 consonants. The remaining alphabets are consonantal vowels which are the combinations of these vowels and consonants. If you feel that the huge number of the alphabets is overwhelming, relax and it will become very easy when we walk you through the rest of the lessons.
To give you an overall picture of the alphabets, we have shown all the 247 alphabets in the chart below. In the chart, the alphabets in the first row are the vowels (அ ஆ இ ஈ உ ஊ எ ஏ ஐ ஒ ஓ ஔ ஃ), the ones in the right most column are the consonants (க் ங் ச் ஞ் ட் ண் த் ந் ப் ம் ய் ர் ல் வ் ழ் ள் ற் ன்), and all the rest are just the combinations of these two.