Kannaḍa Nuḍiyarimeya Iṇukunoṭa


Author: Dr. D N Shankara Bhat
Language: Kannada
Pages: 128
Edition: First Edition, 2013
Publisher: D N Shankara Bhat



Kannada writing, which to this date is limited to various forms of literature, now has to take a path untrodden before. Kannada, which is used to write poems, plays and novels, will now has to be made use of by people who have very little idea of these, such as engineers, scientists, doctors and the like in their respective fields, so that the language comes to be considered on par with languages like Japanese, Korean, German, Hebrew etc.

Such furtherance into new fields is triggering changes in the alphabet, the usage of words and the structure of writing itself. With such changes an ‘Ellara Kannada’ (literally everyone’s Kannada) is gradually emerging and taking shape. True to its name, it follows the philosophy of using of native Kannada words, that are widely known by ordinary people, and coining new words in native Kannada. Once we realize that Kannada should be empowered for the future, the need for such changes becomes clear.

But for such empowerment of the language it becomes necessary to find answers to these questions: What really is Kannada? What is its essence? What is its grammar? What is the expanse of a language? What is its potential? How does speech change? This book contains a series of short essays that throw light on these questions.