Tuesday, October 15, 2013

24. Coorgi-Cox


The Coorgi-Cox alphabet was developed in 2005 by a German linguist, Gregg M. Cox, and is used to write Kodava, a Dravidian language spoken in district of Kodagu in Karnataka State in India. The alphabet was developed in response to a request from Kodava speakers for a unique alphabet to write their language.
Kodava or Kodava Takk in usually written with the Kannada alphabet, and sometimes with the Malayalam alphabet. The Coorgi-Cox provides a single alphabet for all Kodava speakers, and was introduced with CDs and postcards in March and April 2005.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • Each letter represents a single sound

Used to write

Kodava (ಕೊಡವ ತಕ್‌), is a Dravidian language spoken in Kodagu district of Karnataka state in India by about 500,000 people. It is also known as Kodava Takk, Kodava takka or Coorgi.

Coorgi-Cox alphabet

Coorgi-Cox alphabet


Information about the Coorgi-Cox alphabet and Kodava language


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