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Sri Lanka: Kural

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Sri Lanka or the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of India. The earliest literary influences came from Hinduism and Buddhism.

The Kural is an ancient Tamil verse form. Ancient Tamil of southern India and Sri Lanka is said to be the last "classical language", the grammar of which is very rigid. The Kural is written in only 2 lines. Found at Kaleidoscope. The Kural is:

  1. a poem in 2 lines.
  2. composed with 4 words in L1 and 3 words in L2.
  3. unmetered and unrhymed
  4. language specific and probably impossible to write in English. (But we try anyway.)
    Timeless by Judi Van Gorder
    Ancient words touch today,
    poets never die.

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