Today I’m setting up a new project and writing this blog to announce urbantamil.com which is live now. UrbanTamil, is like urbandictionary.com for Tamil, to provide a user centered, social dictionary building experience, and free reuse.
You can lookup words in dictionary
You have options for downloading or defining a word
Users can add words as they are used in regional dialect (Chennai, Kovai, Madurai, Thanjai etc.); user can tag them with period usage, parts-of-speech (peyar sol, vinai sol etc);
All content will be contributed back all the entries under CC SA 3.0 to Tamil Wiktionary.
You can define the word, and add custom information.
Success screen follows upon correct upload to website
Successful upload to website
Moreover users can correct (edit) existing words for spelling mistakes, usage, and define new words.
Goals of the project
Language / Vernacular use
Censorship free/Contemporary natural Tamil – from ஜிகிர்தண்டா (Jigirthanda) – கலாசல் (Kalasal)
Language from Ceylon, Singapore, Canada – Tamil + Punjabi, Tamil + English etc variants
Build a open vocabulary while having fun.
This project will be fun, and I hope you a user community can engage and develop out of the website urbantamil.com; I always welcome feedback, and let me know how you think of it – via email or comments on the blog.