Kannada language of Mysore is one among the most prominent among the Dravidian group of languages. The others being Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. It is almost as old as the Tamil language. The language has gone through modifications over the ages. Scholars classify Kannada of Karnataka into four types on the basis of time period. The earliest category is known as the Purva Halegannada, the modified language that was used between 10th and 12th century is known to be Halegannada. Nadugannada Kannada was used between the 12th and the 15th centuries. From them developed the Hosagannada that came to be used after the 15th century.
There are the phonetic and syllabic writing systems. The alphabetic pieces of the official language of Mysore are of three types. They are the independent vowels, consonant letters and the corresponding dependent vowel signs.
Kannada is still the most widely spoken among the languages in Mysore.
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Last Updated on 9/14/2011