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A Passage from O.V.Vijayan

O. V. Vijayan is undoubtedly one of the best novelists in Malayalam. His novels are translated into many languages. The following passage is taken from Jkm¡nsâ CXnlmkw (Saga of Khasakh). This novel is considered as the best novel written by O. V. Vijayan.

The passage taken is explaining the whole theory of evolution in few words in the most enchanting way.

.....]p ] v,……… Znt\mtkmdpIÄçw ap¼v
Hê kmblv\¯n c
p Poh_nµp¡Ä \S¡m\nd§n.

AkvXab¯nemdmSn\n¶ Hê Xmgvhcbnse¯n. “CXnsâ A¸pdw ImWt?” sNdnb _nµp henbXnt\mSv tNmZn¨p.  “]¨ ]nSn¨ Xmgvhc”,  G«¯n ]dªp: “Rm\nhnsS¯s¶ \n¡s«”.

F\nç t]mIWw” AëP¯n ]dªp. AhfpsS ap¼n InS¶ A\´]Y§fnte¡v AëP¯n t\m¡n.
\o tN¨nsb adçtam?G«¯n tNmZn¨p.
ad¡nÃAëP¯n ]dªp.
adçw”, G«¯n ]dªp. CXv IÀ½]c¼cbpsS kvt\lclnXamb IYbmWv. CXn AI¨bpw ZpxJhpw am{XtabpÅp.

AëP¯n \S¶Iì. AkvXab¯nsâ Xmgvhcbn G«¯n X\n¨p \nì. ]mbÂçê¶nÂ\n¶v ho­pahÄ hfÀì. AhÄ hepXmbn. thêIÄ ]nXr¡fpsS InS¸dbnte¡nd§n. arXnbpsS ape¸m ev æSn¨p NnÃIÄ ]SÀì XnSwsh¨p.

I®n kpdpabpw Imen X­bpan« Hê s]¬æ«n sNXenbpsS Xmgvhcbn ]qhndp¡ms\¯n.

AhnsS X\n¨p\n¶ N¼I¯nsâ NnÃsbmSn¨p ]qëÅnsbSp¯t¸mÄ N¼Iw ]dªp, “AëP¯n \osbs¶adìhtÃm....”

The above passage is entirely in past tense. Some sentences are incomplete grammatically, but convey a message fully because of the impact of the context.  There are both free-standing words and combined words.

Free-standing new words:  (kzX{´ambn \nÂç¶ ]pXnb hmçIÄ)

No

Word

Meaning

1

]Ù®

old times

2

]Ùp ]Ù®

very old times

3

ap¼v

before

4

A¸pdw

beyond

5

sNdnb

small

6

_nµp

drop, point

7

green

8

]nSn¨

held

9

Xmgvhc

valley

10

G«¯n

elder sister

11

]dªp

said

12

t]mIWw

should go

13

AëP¯n

younger sister

14

InS¶

spread

15

t\m¡n

looked

16

tNmZn¨p

asked

17

CXv

this

18

X\n¨p

alone

19

\nì

stood

20

hfÀì

grew

21

thêIÄ

roots

22

æSn¨p

drank

23

NnÃIÄ

branches

24

]SÀì

spread

25

AhnsS

that place

26

N¼Iw

a flower tree

27

F\nç

for me

In this Part 3, two passages from the vast literature of Malayalam are reproduced.  The usage of grammar in those passages are explained, so that the student can get an idea of how the words, sentences and paragraphs are constructed in Malayalam, following the rules and definitions established in the grammar.

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