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22 [twenty-two]

Small Talk 3


२२ [बावीस]

गप्पा ३


Do you smoke?
आपण धूम्रपान करता का?
āpaṇa dhūmrapāna karatā kā?
I used to.
अगोदर करत होतो. / होते.
Agōdara karata hōtō. / Hōtē.
But I don’t smoke anymore.
पण आत्ता मी धूम्रपान करत नाही.
Paṇa āttā mī dhūmrapāna karata nāhī.
Does it disturb you if I smoke?
मी सिगारेट ओढली तर चालेल का? आपल्याला त्रास होईल का?
Mī sigārēṭa ōḍhalī tara cālēla kā? Āpalyālā trāsa hō'īla kā?
No, absolutely not.
नाही, खचितच नाही.
Nāhī, khacitaca nāhī.
It doesn’t disturb me.
मला त्रास नाही होणार. / मला चालेल.
Malā trāsa nāhī hōṇāra. / Malā cālēla.
Will you drink something?
आपण काही पिणार का?
Āpaṇa kāhī piṇāra kā?
A brandy?
No, preferably a beer.
नाही, शक्य असेल तर एक बीयर चालेल.
Nāhī, śakya asēla tara ēka bīyara cālēla.
Do you travel a lot?
आपण खूप फिरतीवर असता का?
Āpaṇa khūpa phiratīvara asatā kā?
Yes, mostly on business trips.
हो, बहुतेक व्यवसायानिमित्त.
Hō, bahutēka vyavasāyānimitta.
But now we’re on holiday.
पण आत्ता आम्ही सुट्टीवर आलो आहोत.
Paṇa āttā āmhī suṭṭīvara ālō āhōta.
It’s so hot!
खूपच गरमी आहे!
Khūpaca garamī āhē!
Yes, today it’s really hot.
हो, आज खूपच गरमी आहे.
Hō, āja khūpaca garamī āhē.
Let’s go to the balcony.
चला, बाल्कनीत जाऊ या.
Calā, bālkanīta jā'ū yā.
There’s a party here tomorrow.
उद्या इथे एक पार्टी आहे.
Udyā ithē ēka pārṭī āhē.
Are you also coming?
आपणपण येणार का?
Āpaṇapaṇa yēṇāra kā?
Yes, we’ve also been invited.
हो, आम्हांला पण निमंत्रण आहे.
Hō, āmhānlā paṇa nimantraṇa āhē.

Language and writing

Each language is used for communication between people. When we speak, we express what we are thinking and feeling. In doing so, we don't always stick to the rules of our language. We use our own language, our vernacular. It's different in written language. Here, all the rules of our language are displayed. Writing is what enables a language to become a real language. It makes language visible. Through writing, thousands of years' worth of knowledge is passed on. This is why writing is the foundation of every sophisticated culture. The first form of writing was invented more than 5,000 years ago. It was the cuneiform writing of the Sumerians. It was carved into slabs of clay. This cuneiform was used for three hundred years. The hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians existed for about as long. Countless scientists have devoted their studies to it. Hieroglyphics represent a relatively complicated writing system. However, it was probably invented for a very simple reason. The Egypt of that time was a vast kingdom with many inhabitants. Everyday life and above all the economic system needed to be organized. Taxes and accounting needed to be efficiently managed. For this, the ancient Egyptians developed their graphic characters. Alphabetic writing systems, on the other hand, go back to the Sumerians. Each writing system reveals a great deal about the people who use it. Furthermore, each country shows its own characteristics through its writing. Unfortunately, the art of handwriting is disappearing. Modern technology makes it almost superfluous. So: Don't just speak, keep writing too!

Guess the language!

Kannada is a member of the Dravidian language family. These languages are primarily spoken in southern India. Kannada is not related to the Indo-Aryan languages of northern India. Approximately 40 million people speak Kannada as their native language. It is recognized as one of the 22 national languages of India. Kannada is an agglutinating language. That means that grammatical functions are expressed by affixes. The language is divided into four regional dialect groups.

The dialect indicates where the speakers come from. Additionally, their social class can also be identified based on their language. Spoken and written Kannada differ from one another. Like many other Indian languages, Kannada has its own writing system. It is a hybrid of alphabet and syllabic writing. It consists of many round symbols, which is typical for southern Indian writing systems. And it is really a lot of fun to learn these beautiful letters.


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