mafke wrote:"What professors in Bangalore think of teaching Kannada"
Hāvu (pāmbu in Kannada),
That might make more of an impression if you couldn't find native speakers of every single Indian language saying the same kind of thing. I found a story on an NZ person living in Kerala who says (basically) that he can't be bothered with learning such a pissant unimportant language as Malayalam (with presumed Malayalam speakers congratulating him on this).
Remember, I live in Poland, whose residents go out of their way to convince the outside world they don't care about their language (when nothing could be further from the truth).
mafke wrote:Malayalam : I really had assumed that I would end up with Malayalam. Simpler orthography, less diglossia, high literacy, I liked the music (my favorite modern movie song is Kilichundan Mambazham) Pretty scenary (I'm a coastal person at heart)
But the materials I found just didn't ..... take. Working through them was a chore. One promising course with audio only used old orthography. Also the pronunciation is kind of off-putting especially the dental alveolar distinction (especially since it's apparently not written). How important is it anyway? I may come back to it, but I'm not sure.
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