Arebhashe dialect

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Are bashe
ಅರೆಭಾಷೆ
Native toIndia
RegionKodagu, Dakshina Kannada Kasaragodu
EthnicityKodagu_Gowda
Dravidian
Kannada script
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Arebhashe is a dialect of Kannada spoke by Hindus of the Gowda[1] community in the regions of Kodagu and Sullia of Dakshina Kannada in the Indian state of Karnataka..

Etymology[edit]

Linguists[2] have suggested that the word Arebhashe means 'half-tongue,' from the Arebhashe word "a're" meaning "half" and bhashe, meaning "speech." Arebhashe pronunciation and accent are slightly distinct from Kannada.

Kodagu Gowda Dress

History[edit]

Arebhashe is written in the Kannada script.[3]The Arebhashe dialect is believed to have originated during the transformation of Hale Kannada to Hosa Kannada, and according to some historians[who?] the dialect may have diverged be five-hundred years ago.[4][better source needed]

Examples[edit]

Pronouns[edit]

English Kannada Arebhashe
I Nanu/Naa ನಾನು (Nanu)/ ನಾ (Naa) / ನಾನ್ (Nan)
We Naavu ನಾವ್ (Nav)
You (Singular) Neenu ನೀನ್ / ನೀ (Nee)
You (Plural) Neevu ನೀವ್ (Neev)
He Avanu ಅವನ್ / ಅವ (Ava) / ಅಂವ (Amva)
She Avalu ಅವಳ್ / ಅದ್ (Ad) / ಅವ್ಳ್ (Avl)
It Adu ಅದ್(Ad)
They (Faminine/Masculine) Avaru ಅವ್ರ್ (Avr)/ ಅವ್ (Av)
They (Neuter) Avu ಅವ್(Av)

Verbs[edit]

English Kannada Arebhashe
will go Hoguve/Hogthene Hone/Hove (ಹೋನೆ/ಹೋವೆ)
will come Baruve/Barthene Banne/Bave (ಬನ್ನೆ/ಬಾಂವೆ)

Interrogative[edit]

English Kannada Arebhashe
Why Yaake Entake(ಎಂತಕೆ)
How Hege/Henge Henge (ಹೆಂಗೆ)
What Enu/Entha Entad/enta (ಎಂತದ್/ಎಂತ)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kdk". kdkgowdas.com.
  2. ^ kn:ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮ ಬಿಳಿಮಲೆ
  3. ^ "Arebhashe". arebhase.blogspot.in.
  4. ^ "Kodagu Arebhashe Gowdas - A Ethnic Group - Coorg A2Z". coorga2z.in. 24 September 2015.