Mangalore: Book on Tulu Alphabet to Boost Local Language

Mangalore: Book on Tulu Alphabet to Boost Local Language
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, May 25:
'Tulu Aksharamaale', a book on Tulu alphabet by G V S Ullal was released at a programme held at Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy hall here on Thursday May 24.
The book, published in Tulu script, has been approved by Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

Releasing the book, Umanath Kotian, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy said that the young author had done a commendable job in compiling the book. "The academy will encourage those who come forward to learn Tulu language. With the academy hosting its own new website, the book on Tulu alphabet ‘Tulu Aksharamaale’ will be posted on it," he said.

He expressed his happiness that numerous works in Tulu, be it literature, drama or movies, were evoking good response in the region.
Dharmadharshi Harikrishna Punaroor, former president, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Bangalore, presided.
Dr Erya Laxminarayana Alva, chancellor, Bharata Samskruthi Prathistana, Bangalore, Dr S R Vighnaraj, research person, Shree Manjunatheshwara Samskruthi Samshodhana Prathistana, Dharmasthala, Lion Kishore D Shetty, president, Tulu drama artistes’ union were the chief guests.
Yadhava Karkera welcomed.
The book on Tulu alphabet consisting of 32 pages has foreword by Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade. In all, there are 10 chapters in the book.


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    Sun, Jul 29 2012

    I live now in USA, but originally I am from Udupi, and very proud of my Tulu culture, but we must respect and love the land which gave us the shelter, that is Karnataka, and Kannada is our state langugage, it is totally nothing wrong use Kannda script to write Tulu, we are minority and every once tuluvian uses kannada as a channel to express their views, at home we all speak in tulu and my kids writes tulu using Kannada script, nothing wrong with that, come on folks donot bash Kannda and karnataka state, it gave us the bread and shelter, donot forget that, i love USA, because it gave me my bread, I will speak wrong about the land which gave me the bread and butter, like wise for all Tulu people Karnataka and Kannada gave us the bread and butter, resepct that kannda culutre and grow with that, every single TULU people who live in NYC have very close assoication with New York kannda koota and served and serving in high Kannda Koota utive committee. donot try to divide between kannada and tulu, they are inseparable, like honey and milk, drink it and enjoy it. Move on folks, have a broad mentality

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  • Rajesh Banan, Kudla Tulunad

    Tue, May 29 2012

    Dear Frank......Im always with your comment.Yes we require separate Tulunad state for our entire social,cultural,economical development.Our culture is diff from kannada culture.Now a days people forgetting somany tulu words,they using kannada words in the place of Tulu...What Next?

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  • vishwa, mangalore\usa

    Sun, May 27 2012

    Congratulations to Tulu sahitya academy for releasing Tulu script. It looks slight modification of Malyalum script. No doubt some where I read that Malayalum script is derived from Tulu script.

    The script should not creat any problem in development of language.

    Already there is a problem in Konkany to which script to use either deva naari, kannada, malyalum, roman. every body confused.

    similar thing should should not happen here.

    All the best

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    Fri, May 25 2012

    Where do i get the book. i want to learn.

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    Fri, May 25 2012

    It’s a high time now really we wanted a man like uma kotian ….. Hats off to you sir, we are tuluvas we have separate identity, whole india will recognize us tuluvas and not as tribals of Karnataka which speaks a tribal dialect, I wanted ask a question to gopal and suresh , when u have your own mother will u call her as mother or u like to call neighbor aunty as ur mother ? do u people think is it easy to do this ? not at all, when people are doing good for tulu, u can’t do anything but at least encourage them , support them , over is over, after Christian missionaries destroyed tulu script now its time to wake up tuluvas … its ur wish , u like to call urself as TULUVA or KANNADIGA?? TULU IS OUR IDENITY , we will learn tulu script not kannada script

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  • Gopal Shetty M, Kundapura/Maisuru

    Fri, May 25 2012

    Separate script for Tulu is not necessary. It is better us Kannada script for languages like Tulu, Beary, Konkani, Kodava etc. Note that Devanagari script is used for Hindi, Marathi etc. Roman script is used for most of the European languages.

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  • Manohar Veigas, UDUPI

    Fri, May 25 2012

    Hearty congratulations to GVS Ullal for his commendable job in bringing out the Tulu Aksharamale and Tulu Sahitya Academy for their encouragement. This will boost the language since it will have its own identity in the field of literature amongst the Tuluvas irrespective where they have settled as the script will be in common. I would also like the Konkani Sahitya Academy to still consider one common script i.e. Devanagari script from where the writings of this language originated. Konkani language spoken in over 4 states will flourish under a common script, if some sacrifice is done over state language script including english, which actually is not the script of Konkani.

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  • suresh, mumbai

    Fri, May 25 2012

    idi vishwo du Kannada akshara maley ney porlu da akshara maley, Namma tulu bashey gla kannada akshara maley ney divoddu.

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