Havigannada dialect

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Havigannada or Havyaka Bhaashe or Havyaka Kannada is the native language of Havyakas.[1] It is a dialect of Kannada.[2]

Usage[edit]

Havigannada is used only by Havyakas. It uses similar verbs and words as mainstream Kannada. However, it has more in common with Halegannada (which is not in use today). This might be the reason why even native Kannadigas find it difficult to comprehend it for the first time.

It is spoken in the regions of Mangalore, Sagara, Sirsi, Yellapur, Siddapur, Honnavar, Kumta, Puttur, Gokarna, Hosanagara, Sullia, Kasaragod, etc. where there is a higher density of Havyakas in relation to other places.

In some parts like Uttarakannada District like Kumta, Honnavara, Sirsi and Siddapur, often Neuter gender is used instead of Feminine gender.

Havigannada was partly used in Sandalwood films: Bettada Jeeva, Nammoora Mandara Hoove and Naayi Neralu which was shot in and around Yana.

Examples[edit]

Pronouns[edit]

English Kannada Havigannada
I ನಾನು (Naanu) ನಾನು / ನಾ (Naa) / ಆನು (Aanu)
We ನಾವು (Naavu) ನಾವು / ನಂಗ (Nango) / ಎಂಗೊ (engo)
You (Singular) ನೀನು (Neenu) ನೀನು / ನೀ (Nee)
You (Plural) ನೀವು (Neevu) ನೀವು / ನಿಂಗೊ (Ningo)
He ಅವನು (Avanu) ಅವನು / ಅವ (Ava) / ಅಂವ (Amva)
She ಅವಳು (Avalu) ಅವಳು / ಅದು (Adu) / ಅವ (Ava)/ ಅವಳ್ (Avalu)
It ಅದು (Adu) ಅದು
They (Faminine/Masculine) ಅವರು (Avaru) ಅವರು / ಅವು (Avu)
They (Neuter) ಅವು (Avu) ಅವು

Verbs[edit]

English Kannada Havigannada
will go Hoguttene Hogti/Hogte
will come Baruttene Batti/Batte

Interrogative[edit]

English Kannada Havigannada
Why yaake Entakke
How hege Henge
What enu Entadu/enta

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