HOW TO WRITE CORRECT KANNADA: A
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
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,
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
kaage - Crow, khaage – has no meaning.
Cane, gaaLa – fish-hook, lure.
chaDDi – half-pant, ChaDi- Cane.