KARNATAKA BHASHABHUSHANA

 

  1. ‘Karnataka Bhashabhushana’ (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಭಾಷಾಭೂಷಣ)
  2.  karnATaka BASABUSaNa 
  3. Nagavarma-2
  4. 12th Century (1145 A.D.)
  5. Grammar
  6. ‘Karnataka Bhashabhushana’ is the first available text on Kannada grammar apart from stray references in ‘Kavirajamarga’. This work contains ten chapters and is made up  of 269 sutras written in Sanskrit. The chapters are Sanjnaa, Sandhi, vibhakti, karaka, shabdareeti, Samasa, Taddhita, Akhyata, Avyaya and Nipatha. They give us a fair idea of the morphological and phological systems of Kannada. Explanatory notes are given in detail to each and every sutra. However the illustrations are chosen from Kannada literary texts. As usual these notes prove to be an important source to know about Kannada literature that existed prior to ‘Kavirajamarga’. Nagavarma’s  grammar is influenced by the ‘Katantra Vyakarana’ of Sanskrit by Sharvavarma. Consequently this bias has resulted in a mal representation of Kannada realities and its Dravidian antecedents.
  7. Publishing History: 1. Karnataka Bhashabhushana  Ed. by B.L. Rice, 1884, Mysore Govt. Printing Press, Mysore. (This edition is prepared by using three palmleaf manuscripts with Jaina Vrittis. (An earlier edition by Alasingachari when this was being edited.) 2. R.Narasimhachar,1903, Mysore
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  9. Referenves and Criticism: 1.Pracheena Kannada Vykaranagalu M.V.Seetharamaiah, 1979 Kannda Adhyayana Samsthe, Mysore University, Mysore.

                                          2 . Kannada Vykarana Parampare D.N.Shankarabhat, Kannada University, Hampi.

                                          3. Karnataka Bhashabhushana by Dr S.S.Angadi, Vidyanidhi Prakashana, Gadaga, 2007.

                                                 4. DEBATES ON THE GRAMMATICAL THEORIES IN DRAVIDIAN Ed. V. I. Subramonian) PB. Demy 1/8, pp 53, Price: Rs.6/- (US $                                                                                     1.50/-)  (This book is the proceedings, of the Consultative Committee, to lay down the methodology    for investigating the commonness in the grammatical tradition of the Dravidian languages.  The commonness in the grammatical categories, phonology and grammar, sandhi and compounds, influence of Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali on Dravidian, and the linguistic interpretation of traditional grammars are discussed in four sessions.  Tamil translation has also appeared.)

                                                  5. HISTORY OF GRAMMATICAL THEORIES IN KANNADA
                                               
(J. S. Kulli) HB, Crown ¼, pp 335, Price: Rs.200/- (US $ 3/-)

                                                   6. ‘Katantra Vyakarana and its Significance’  by Visalakshi,                                                           International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2003

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