HOW TO WRITE CORRECT KANNADA: A SYNOPSIS

Using the correct form of a language is necessary to maintain the dignity of that language. The language doesn’t make sense when it is used incorrectly. Grammar is an indispensable part of the language, to write the correct form of a language one must know the grammar of that language. Kannada is alphasyllabary and phonetic in its nature. Kannada is a treasure of words; but you are ought to use these words aptly to convey your desired message. The basic knowledge of grammar comes in handy while writing correct Kannada.

 

1. Avoid syllable (spelling) mistakes: In Indian languages a syllable (Kaagunita) is formed by combining a vowel sound with the basic consonant. In Kannada you are ought to have the correct knowledge of syllables in order to write words and sentences correctly. An incorrect syllable conveys an improper meaning, it may offend the reader. Refer some of these examples. kadata – File.  kadita – Reduction, Discount.

                 kOmala – soft, tender. kamala – Lotus.

 

 2. Phonemes: There are two types of phonemes, the unaspirated phoneme (Alpapraana) and              the voiced or aspirated phoneme (Mahaapraana). Care must be taken to use the appropriate    phoneme sound in order to render a proper meaning.

         kaage – Crow, khaage – has no meaning.

      gaLa – Cane, gaaLa – fish-hook, lure.

         chaDDi – half-pant,  ChaDi- Cane

 

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