The world’s best way to learn Kannada
Kannada was declared a classical language in 2008, and it is believed to be at least 2500 years old, making it India’s third oldest language after Sanskrit and Tamil. Kannada is one of the 22 official languages of India, as well as one of the 14 regional languages. The three varieties of colloquial Kannada, depending on socioeconomic background, are Brahmin, non-Brahmin, and Untouchable. The standard or prestigious, variant is based on the middle-class, educated Brahmin dialect of the Mysore-Bangalore region. Nearby languages like as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and others have affected all of the dialects. Kannada has a thousand-year literary tradition that is unbroken. Kannada is spoken in around 20 dialects (Ethnologue). They’re often divided into three categories: northern, southern, and central.
In my opinion, the world's best method to learn a language is through Travel immersion. It is a method learners all over the world swear by, for all and any language to learn. And Kannada is no exception.
Let’s talk about the Classic Method, to begin with! This method helps a learner immerse themselves in Kannada-speaking culture. All you need to do is make a decision, pack your bags to stay at Mysore or Bangalore in Karnataka, India.
If you have a real interest in the language, it is possible to speak reasonable Kannada within one month, with very little effort. The first step is to get familiarised with the structure of the language. To achieve this, hear more and more Kannada on Radio, TV and also try to catch the live conversations.
A step-by-step guide to learn conversation Kannada
- Learn a few salutations, greetings and expressions: Namaskara, Hegiddeera, Chennagideera etc.
- It is always better to use the plural form to address a singular person when we speak politely.
- Learn words for queries – Who, Why, When, Where, Which, How, etc. (Yaaru, Yaake, Yaavaga, Elli, Enu, Hege etc)
- List the important verbs required in everyday conversation.
- Learn the pronouns. (he, she, it / avanu, avaLu, adu)
- Gender, time, numbers, cardinals, colors, names of vegetables, fruits, pulses, etc
- Tenses – Use the verbs in present, past and future tenses·
- Learn Conjunctions which eventually help to make complex sentences.(and, but, or / mattu, aadare, athava etc.)
- Make simple sentences indicating – Request, Advise, Order, Interrogation, Negation, Assertive, etc
There are many avenues to learn Kannada such as Spoken Kannada classes, online classes, websites and books. But face to face learning in a group with the help of a tutor is another good way if you cannot implement an immersion method. A number of organisations are teaching spoken Kannada as well as written Kannada to non-Kannadigas in Bangalore
Kannada is one of India’s 22 official languages as well as 14 regional languages. By 2021, the number of Kannada internet users is anticipated to reach 25 million. There is a substantial difference between the spoken and written forms of the language in terms of phonology, syntax, and vocabulary. Kannada is spoken in various regional dialects, although the written version is well standardised. There are also caste-based and social-status-based social groups. Kannada is spoken in 20 different dialects (Ethnologue). Northern, southern, and central are the three most common classifications. Many dialects have been affected by adjacent languages like as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and others. It is one of India’s scheduled languages and the official and administrative language of Karnataka, with the greatest number of speakers of any Dravidian language and the second-highest number of speakers of any Indian language.
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