Kannada learning Apps, yes you heard it right and there many of them that let you learn Kannada from the comfort of your home. Kannada, the state language of Karnataka, is a commonly spoken language in many Southern states of India. Its origin dates back to thousands of years. Learning the language is not very […]
Kannada is the official language of the state of Karnataka and is also referred to as Kanarese or Canarese. Kannada is a Dravidian language and according to the census of 2001 has almost 50.8 million speakers all over the world. The Kannada script, evolved from the script of Kadamba during the fifth century, is used to write this language. This language boasts of a history of over thousand years.
Old Kannada inscription in the mantapa of Navalinga temple at Kuknur, Koppal. Image courtesy PDineshkannambadi
According to Sanford B Steever, the Dravidian scholar, the history of this language can be classified into three: During the period from 450 – 1200 CE the language is referred to as the Halegannada or the Old Kannada, from 1200 – 1700 CE it’s called the Nadugannada or the Middle Kannada and from 1700 CE to this present day it is called the Modern Kannada. The language of Sanskrit and the languages like Pali and Prakrit have influenced this language in a remarkable manner.
The stone inscription dated back to 450 A.D. is the oldest example of Kannada language written down. The beginning years of the Common Era were witness to the writing tradition of Kannada. While the written form of Kannada is consistent, the spoken language varies from place to place. Kannada has forty-nine letters classified as vowels or swaragalu (thirteen letters) consonants or vyanjanagalu (thirty four letters) and yogavaahakagalu which are neither vowels nor consonants. Learn about Kannada learning classes in Bangalore.
Yes, you heard us right. Kannada learning has gone online and incredibility creative. Let us find out how creative and innovative the vibrant organizations can get when it comes to teaching the language. Kannada learning with a digital vibe The world has gone digital. Why should languages stay behind? Take Kannada for instance. The platforms […]
Karnataka is one of the most preferred destinations for students as well as working professionals in India. This has resulted in the inflow of a huge number of individuals from various parts of the country to this southern state and mainly to its capital city, Bangalore. Most of these individuals start thinking about Bangalore as […]
Kelu in Kannada means “listen”. Bangalore is truly a cosmopolitan city today and many do wish to learn to speak in Kannada but are not sure where to learn. In this age of mobile apps “Kelu” is one of your best options to learn our local language. Kelu is a simple app that helps people […]