Avalokitam is a Tamil Prosody Analyzer. It is christened upon Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, whom the Tamil Mahayana Buddhists of the yore considered as the progenitor of the Tamil Language.
Given a Tamil Prosody Text, it analyzes all the Metrical information (yāppu) such as acai, cīr, vāypāṭu, taḷai, aṭi, toṭai etc and displays them. It also attempts to find the metre of the Text. It can recognize all the 4 major types of Tamil metre namely, veṇpā, āciriyappā, kalippā & vañcippā & the corresponding pāviṉam-s : veṇpāviṉam, āciriyappāviṉam, kalippāviṉam & vañcippāviṉam.
Guidelines for Text Input
Please check if the Text is in concordance with all the rules of the veṇpā metre. (The taḷai, vāyppāṭu etc ) Failing that, the nearest pāviṉam is Matched. In case of veṇpā, it is veṇṭuṟai
So Whenever, identification with pā fails, the nearest pāviṉam is matched and displayed.
puṟanaṭai are specific exceptions to the General prosody rules, to deliberately fit a text to a particular metre. As of now, puṟanaṭai must be handled manually. For e.g. In cases, where Aytam should be considered a short letter, it can be replaced by 'ku'. For the extra-long vowels (Alabedai), the corresponding short-vowel could be removed. For letters that mustn't be included in prosody analysis, can be given within braces.
There are several cases, where a given word can be parsed in several ways. If you want to force the parser to parse in a specific way, do indicate the syllable breaks using /. As in கலை/யோ/டு
(The Interface can be switched to Roman Transliteration )
acai-cīr vāypāṭu & pā
1. yāppilakkaṇam, tiruttaṇikai vicākap perumāḷaiyar ,1939 - Noolaham Digital Library
2. Tamil Virtual Academy - http://www.tamilvu.org/courses/degree/d031/d0312/html/d0312ind.htm
3. yāppulakam - kavitai iyaṟṟik kalakku- Pasupathy - https://groups.google.com/d/msg/yappulagam/Umr4M2rOzQs/xaSw4OecQbIJ