Some Essays in Kannad Lexicography, Grammar, ETC

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Maheedas Balagaru
Though there is a lot of interest in the Dravidian languages world over, informaton available, to the English knowing public, on the developments that have come about in Kannada lexicography and grammar is not much. Kannada is a Dravidian language and it has its own history of dictionaries, grammars, prosody, textual criticism and the like. In this book Some Essays on Kannada Lexicography, Grammar ETC I have attempted to trace these and place before the public.

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A Short History of Kannada Dictionaries

Submitted: February 09, 2017

History of Kannada Dictionaries dates back to tenth century. Early dictionaries were in verse and very limited vocabulary. Dictionaries in the modern sense were compiled in the nineteenth century by western schlolars in a scientific manner. In the modern period scholarly dictionaries with world quality have been published .
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Compendium protect the purtiy of Kannada

Submitted: February 10, 2017

Here is an attempt by DN Shankara Bhat to compile a bilingual dictionary in which he gives the meaning of English words in pure Kannada without using words received from Sanskrit or English.
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The Three Dimensional Classificaton of Dictionaries

Submitted: February 09, 2017

This actually shows the three dimensional classification of dictioinaries explained in the body of the previous Chapter Read Chapter

Now an online English-Kannada Dictionary

Submitted: February 10, 2017

Among the Asian countries which have shown interest in the Dravidian languages especially Kannada in recentn times Japan stand out uniquely and here is a review of a Kanada-English Dictionary originating from a Japanese University. This is more comprehensive than Kittels though it is yet to gain popularity.
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Etymological Dictionaries with Respect to Kannada

Submitted: February 10, 2017

There are only two dictionaries which call themselves Etymological with respect to Kannada. But there are others which have the characteristics of Etymologica dictionaries and hence important. The essay familiarises all such dictionaries.
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The First Collection of Proverbs in Kannada

Submitted: February 10, 2017

This is a review of the first collecton of proverbs in Kannada.
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The beginnings of Textual criticism, Modern Prosody and History of Literature

Submitted: February 10, 2017

Textual Criticism was a new discipline added to Kannada in the nineteenth century. Some innovations were introduced in the discussions of prosdy and history of literature. Here is a discussion of these factors.
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Bhyrappa's Tanthu

Submitted: February 10, 2017

Tanthu, a novel by Bhyrappa depicts the cultural change that took place in post independent India. The essay is an attempt to discuss the novel in the write perspective.
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Educational Principles of Shivarma Karantha

Submitted: February 10, 2017

Shivarma Karantha is well known as a novelist in Kannada. But he has also framed concrete principles of education particularly in the fields of primary and secondary education. These can be found in his autobiographical works. The essay depicts his principles of education.
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