Jun 13, 2012

Parental Love

Surya is celebrating this week's NVOK as 'Fathers' Week', which was natural to expect from him after his 'Vaaranam ayiram'. While thinking about it, I was reminded of 'I love you Daddy' which he used to say often in V.A. Now, the qn. I got was, "How to say that in Tamil?" The thought spread to "How to convey in Tamil, love between any two non-romantic relationships? Nesikkiren? Turns out that even that is used more for romantic love than non-romantic love.

Do I have to do it again? 'Anbu' is such a very commonly used word used for it, but that is a noun. Why not verbalize it? AnbikkiREn sounds right, doesn't it? Google shows no results for it. So this sunday, please wish your dad
உங்களை மிகவும் அன்பிக்கிறேன் அப்பா. தந்தையர் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள் !! ('Ungalai migavum anbikkiREn AppA. Thandhaiyar dhina vaazhthukkaL!') . :-)


vm said...

Pidikkum should be the word. Neutral and conveys the liking. Now don't compare this with ice-creams!

Raju said...

VM, 'pidikkum' is universal, for both living and non-living, right? It is more apt translation for 'like'.

vm said...

It's non-comical than 'anbikkiren'

Pattu & Kuttu said...

Happy (periy)Appa's Day! :-)