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; Car : gaadi
 
; Car : gaadi
 
; Foot : khare
 
; Foot : khare
; Confuse : Kanna K B
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; Confuse : Gondala
 
; Living Room : Chavadi
 
; Living Room : Chavadi
 
; Guest : Bin-ner
 
; Guest : Bin-ner
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; 20 : iruva (''...'')
 
; 20 : iruva (''...'')
 
; 21 : iruvatha onji (''...'')
 
; 21 : iruvatha onji (''...'')
; 22 : iruvatha eradu (''...'')
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; 22 : iruvatha radu (''...'')
 
; 23 : iruvatha mooji (''...'')
 
; 23 : iruvatha mooji (''...'')
 
; 30 : muppa (''...'')
 
; 30 : muppa (''...'')
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; 200 : irnoodu (''...'')
 
; 200 : irnoodu (''...'')
 
; 300 : munnoodu (''...'')
 
; 300 : munnoodu (''...'')
; 1000 : onji savira (''...'')
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; 1000 : onji sara (''...'')
; 2000 : raddu savira (''...'')
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; 2000 : raddu sara (''...'')
 
; 1,000,000 : pattu laksha (''...'')
 
; 1,000,000 : pattu laksha (''...'')
 
; 1,000,000,000 : noodu koti
 
; 1,000,000,000 : noodu koti
; 1,000,000,000,000 : pattu savira koti
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; 1,000,000,000,000 : pattu sara koti
 
; number _____ (''train, bus, etc.'') : number _____ (''...'')
 
; number _____ (''train, bus, etc.'') : number _____ (''...'')
 
; half : ardha (''...'')
 
; half : ardha (''...'')
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===Colors===
 
===Colors===
red kempu
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red = kempu
blue nili
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blue = nili
green pacche
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green = pacche
white boldu
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white = boldu
black kappu
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black = kappu
yellow manjal
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yellow = manjal
  
 
===Transportation===
 
===Transportation===
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kukku- mango,
 
kukku- mango,
 
kereng- sweet potato,
 
kereng- sweet potato,
parndh- fruit or banana,
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parndh- fruit or banana or ripe,
 
neer- water,
 
neer- water,
 
badavu- hunger,
 
badavu- hunger,
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===Bars===
 
===Bars===
  
gangasara(Some slangs: Bajal, Kuppi, Teertha, watis) - alchohol
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gangasara(Some slangs: Bajel, Kuppi, Teertha, watis) - alchohol
  
 
vanas - meals
 
vanas - meals
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appe - mother
 
appe - mother
  
ammer - father
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ammer- father
  
 
ishta - wish
 
ishta - wish
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kule - ghost
 
kule - ghost
  
Breakfast - thindi
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thindi - Breakfast
  
 
baajal - cool drink
 
baajal - cool drink

Latest revision as of 06:20, 17 October 2014

Tulu is a regional language spoken in coastal districts of Karnataka i.e. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. It is the 24th most populous Indian language according to the 2001 census of India. It is often mistakenly claimed as a dialect of Kannada. In reality, it is an independently derived descendent of the proto-Dravidian language. Tulu does not have a widely used script, though efforts are on to discover or construct one. Currently, most writing in the language is in the Kannada script. A lack of a script, however, has not prevented it from developing a vibrant literature of its own, most notably poems and plays.

One remarkable feature of Tulu is the number of dialects that you will find in the small geographical area. Not only are there regional differences, there are also caste-based dialects. Different sub-castes of Brahmins speak different dialects of Tulu, all of them different from the "standard" dialect described here.

Pronounciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

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Basics[edit]

Hello. 
NamaskAra. ( )
Hello. (informal
Namaskara . ( )
How are you? 
Encha uller? ( ?)
I am doing great 
HushAr ulle. ( )
What is your name? 
Eerena pudar daytha/ena/enchina/dada?( ?)
My name is ______ . 
yenna pudar . ( <name>.)
Nice to meet you. 
Thikene santosha aandu . ( )
Come here. 
enchi(here) balle (come)
Go there.  
anchi (there) polle (go)
Please. 
daya maltudu. ( )
Thank you. 
danya vaada . ( )
You're welcome. 
Swagaata . ( )
Yes. 
andu. ( )
No. 
attu. (or ijji) ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
thapu aandu . ( )
Goodbye 
thikkuga . (also means lets meet again )
Goodbye (informal
Barpe . (also means I will be back )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Enku TULU patere gotuji [ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Eereg English pateriyera gottunda? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
English gottitthinaaglu yeranda ullera? ( ?)
Help! 
saaya! ( !)
help me : saaya malpule ( ! )
Look out! 
jaagrathe! ( !)
Early morning. 
. (Pulya Kaande )
Evening. 
. (Baiyyadu )
Night. 
(Raathre )
Jeppunu (to sleep
I don't understand. 
enk gottu aapujji/ enku artha aapuji. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Thandaas or Sandaas Vondu ?/ Thandaas or Sandaas Volundu Ye? ( ?)
tender coconut 
Bonda ( !)
tender coconut water 
Bonda da neeru
coconut 
thaarai ( !)
I am not feeling well 
yenk soukya ijji.
I don't want
yenk boduchi.
Give Me
yenk korule.
God
Devere
She is not feeling well (While mentioning to someone younger than You)
Aleg soukya ijji.
He is not feeling well (While mentioning to someone younger than You)
Ayag soukya ijjji.
He/she is not feeling well (While mentioning to an elderly person both male/ female) 
Areg sokya ijji.
Look there (as in "look at that thing") 
Thoole
Look here 
Thoope
I like it very much 
Yane muste laikape
He/She/It is gone 
Poondu
Hurts 
bene, for example, "my stomach hurts" would be yanna bungee benapundu
Very (can also mean "too much") 
muste
Car 
gaadi
Foot 
khare
Confuse 
Gondala
Living Room 
Chavadi
Guest 
Bin-ner
Bride 
Madhmalu
Bridegroom 
Madhmaye

Problems[edit]

thondareh

Numbers[edit]

onji (...)
raddu (...)
mooji (...)
naalu (...)
ainu (...)
aaji (...)
yeLu (...)
yenma (...)
ormba (...)
10 
pattu (...)
11 
patt-onji (...)
12 
pad-radu (...)
13 
padi-mooji (...)
14 
padi-naalu (...)
15 
padi-nainu (...)
16 
padi-naaji (...)
17 
padi-nelu (...)
18 
padi-nenamma (...)
19 
padi-noramba (...)
20 
iruva (...)
21 
iruvatha onji (...)
22 
iruvatha radu (...)
23 
iruvatha mooji (...)
30 
muppa (...)
40 
nalpa (...)
50 
aiva (...)
60 
ajippa (...)
70 
elpa (...)
80 
enpa (...)
90 
sonpa (...)
100 
noodu (...)
200 
irnoodu (...)
300 
munnoodu (...)
1000 
onji sara (...)
2000 
raddu sara (...)
1,000,000 
pattu laksha (...)
1,000,000,000 
noodu koti
1,000,000,000,000 
pattu sara koti
number _____ (train, bus, etc.
number _____ (...)
half 
ardha (...)
1/4th 
kaal
3/4th 
mukkal
less 
kammi (...)
more 
jasthi (...)

Time[edit]

porthu

Clock time[edit]

ganthe yeth aand?

Duration[edit]

yeth portuddu inchi

Days[edit]

ini va dina

Months[edit]

tingolu

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

red = kempu blue = nili green = pacche white = boldu black = kappu yellow = manjal

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

mithu=up, thirthu=down, dhumbu=front, pira=back, inchidu-from here, unchiddu-from there, kaithal -near, doora -far, padai-west, moodai-east, balatha kai - right hand, yedatha kai - left hand,

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

badai the illu or badigeda illu

Money[edit]

duddu/kaas - money chillarey - change

Eating[edit]

Thinre- to eat, purrre -to drink, ahtil -kitchen/cook, cheepe- sweet, khaara- spicy, uppu- salt, vanthe- little, balasle- serve, kajipu- curry, ale- butter milk, puli- sour/tamrind, nuppu- rice, tethi- egg, kori- chicken, meen- fish, masa- meat, boothayi- sardine, maanji- pomfret, bangude- mackerel, thaateh- shark, koyollu- shell fish, yetti- prawns, bareh the parndu- bannana, kukku- mango, kereng- sweet potato, parndh- fruit or banana or ripe, neer- water, badavu- hunger, onas- meal, uppad- pickle, lote- glass, tarkaari- vegitables, narthe- snail

Bars[edit]

gangasara(Some slangs: Bajel, Kuppi, Teertha, watis) - alchohol

vanas - meals

jeppu - sleep

perade - hen

pettha - cow

appe - mother

ammer- father

ishta - wish

dever - God

moke, mamathe - love

porlu - beauty

kule - ghost

thindi - Breakfast

baajal - cool drink

bonda - tender coconut

amal - drunkenness

Shopping[edit]

santhe (Market) paintae - something like malls but smaller

Driving[edit]

For Hire -- Baadige barpara

Authority[edit]

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