Lets have some fun learning #Tamil consonants. We learnt vowels in older thread. Like most Indian Bhasha, #Tamil consonants are also categorized by pronunciation.
Eg, in Devanagari we have:
क ख ग घ ङ्
च छ ज झ ञ
ट ठ ड ढ ण
त थ द ध न
प फ ब भ म
य र ल व
श ष स ह
क्ष त्र ज्ञ
..1
We need to know #Tamil for each of these. Plus a few special alphabets. And we are done!
Lets start with first set:
Ka Kha Ga Gha
क ख ग घ
Ignore ङ् for now.

In Tamil, we don't have Kha and Gha.
And Ka and Ga have same letter க
So we just need to know one க for 4 alphabets!
க is easiest to remember, especially for Devanagari and Bangla people. Almost similar to क or ক.
Visualize a straight line coming down and then looping up to CUT itself and then coming back. All this travel to CUT itself. Hence க is Ka (Pronunciation of CU in CUT)
Next alphabet is ங which is same as ङ in Devanagari. Most people don't understand it, even among Hindi speakers. They just memorize it but few know how to use it. The real use is simple.
In #Sanskrit, the sound N (na) takes form depending on what comes immediately after it. If any of
क ख ग घ comes then it is ङ
च छ ज झ then ञ
ट ठ ड ढ then ण
त थ द ध then न
प फ ब भ then म
Concept is to pronounce Na in a way that least movement of tongue is needed.
Hence the form of Na that is closest is given a separate alphabet.
For Ka group it is ங in #Tamil or ङ in Devanagari
See, 3 lines and a Fat Nose (NaaK in Hindi) between two lines.
Remove vowels and pronounce NK together. The kind of N you pronounce is ங
Next is च छ ज झ Cha Chha Ja Jha
Tamil does not have Chha and Jha. And Cha and Ja are represented by same letter. Even Sa is included because Cha and Sa zones are close in palate. (Even in Asamiya I think it is same)
The alphabet is ச which is க without tail
Imagine what we did for க. Straight line looping back to cut itself. You get angry just when it cuts itself. You give it a tight Slap (चाटा Chata). It stops there in shock. So what you get is ச which stands for S or Cha.
The N sound for this is ஞ (Nja). Clearly you see a Nose on Left and a partial Circle around it. Circle starts with Sa. Circle is Geometric shape. Geomtery starts with Ja. Hence Sa, Ja, Cha have N sound of ஞ
Next is easy. ट ठ ड ढ
Tamil doesn't have Dha and Tha
Ta and Da given by ட
Looks like a broken T fallen on ground.
Hence T (Tree), D (Doll) given by ட
The Na of ட series is given by ண
It is a spriNg attached to T. In Bangla, Devanagari also Na is given by न ন .
The Na is elongated with more loops in Tamil and hence it becomes a deeper Na like in Danda, Bhandaar unlike in Bandar.

Congrats. You now know 50% #Tamil alphabets!
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