Use of accent for Thathakaram

In the above representation, 5 can mean ``Tha Thi Ki Ta Thom'' or ``Tha Ka Tha Ki Ta''. To avoid such an ambiguity, we explicitly use an accent above the number to represent that it is a Thathakaram, and play accordingly. This is show in table 4.

Table 4: Representation of Thathakaram
Representation Thathakaram
\ensuremath{\acute{5}} Tha Thi Ki Ta Thom
\ensuremath{\acute{6}} Tha Thi, Ki Ta Thom
\ensuremath{\acute{7}} Tha, Thi, Ki Ta Thom
\ensuremath{\acute{8}} Tha Thi, Ki, Ta, Thom
\ensuremath{\acute{9}} Tha, Thi, Ki, Ta, Thom
   


Note that \ensuremath{\acute{8}} can be played as ``Tha Thi, Ki, Ta, Thom'' or ``Tha Thin, Tha Thi Ki Ta Thom'' as per our convenience. \ensuremath{\acute{9}} can be played as ``Tha, Thi, Ki, Ta, Thom'' or ``Tha, Thin, Tha Thi Ki Ta Thom'' and so on.

Suriya Subramanian 2007-01-11