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Coorgi-Cox    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

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

Links

Information about the Coorgi-Cox alphabet and Kodava language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coorgi-Cox_alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodava_language
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n4287.pdf
http://archive.deccanherald.com/Deccanherald/may92006/spectrum154222200658.asp

Dravidian languages

Badaga, Brahui, Gondi, Jatapu, Kannada, Kodava, Kolam, Konda, Koya, Kurukh, Malayalam, Mukha Dora, Sankethi, Savara, Sunuwar, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, Yerukula

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