Kannada is spoken by Kannadiga in the India state of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Goa and many other parts of the world. The Kannada alphabets, also known as Aksharamala, is composed of 14 vowels and 34 consonants.
Let's start with vowels.
- Kannada is a Dravidian language and has its influence in Sanskrit.
- Kannada is written from left toward the right which is the same as English.
- Kannada has its own numerals system which is used to write numbers.
- Kannada is third oldest language of India, after Sanskrit and Tamil. The literary inscriptions of Kannada have been found in 450 BC and therefore it is older than Hindi and English.
- Kannada is the most logical and scientific language of the world.
- The grammar of Kannada language is very complex and quite different from the grammar of other Indo-European languages. For example, every single noun in Kannada has a gender. Of which there are feminine, masculine, and neutral
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||Indian states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa.
||Official language in Indian state of Karnataka
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