On the one hand, we have organisations like the Department of Kannada and culture, promoting the use of Kannada, and trying to avoid its being interspersed with words from other languages.
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On the other, we have the everyday Kannada language, a vibrant and constantly evolving means of communication. However, one wonders if it is Kannada at all, sometimes… here’s a message I saw in Adiga’s on Kanakapura Road.
Only two of the words in this message are Kannada? It made me laugh!