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Telugu Language

One of India’s native languages, Telugu is a Dravidian language and shares the same kind of popularity that languages like Hindi, Bengali, and English have in the country, as it is predominantly spoken in more than one Indian state.

With approximately more than 75 million native speakers, the language is primarily spoken in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh as well as Telangana.

Telugu is also spoken by minor groups in other states such as Temil Nadu, Puducherry, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc. In the town of Yanam, Telugu is the official language.

Telugu happens to be one among the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India and is the most commonly spoken Dravidian language in the country. According to the figures of native speakers, it is ranked at the third position in the country of India.

Like many other Indian languages, Telugu too borrows a lot of its essence in terms and scripts from Sanskrit. In the year 2008, Telugu language was declared as one of the classical languages of India alongside Kannada, which is the primary language spoken in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Like other languages, Telugu too has various dialects of its own, some of them are, Guntur, Vadari, Golari, Kamathi, etc.

Telugu is one of the Indo-Aryan languages, and stands out as being distinctive due to a range of distinct characteristics. As it is diglossial (distinctive between formal literary language and spoken dialects), with retroflex consonants like /d/, /n/, and /t/ being pronounced with tongue curled back against roof of mouth when speaking the language; reduplication also allows repeated words/syllables/words etc to create new meaning; its phonology is complex with numerous phonemes not found elsewhere among Indian languages – making Telugu one of its main highlights!

Early literary works written in Telugu were translations of Sanskrit texts. Later in the 11th century CE, original poetic works began appearing written in classical poetic language that differed from spoken dialects and dialects used. Nannayya wrote a commentary describing its grammatical rules for this classical poetic form of language while Chinnayya Soori created a new prose dialect based on KaavybhaaSa, used for educational purposes and known as Nmiiticandrika.

In the 20th century, a written standard that more closely matches modern spoken Telugu was developed. This standard was eventually adopted by government and schoolbooks alike; many private publishers followed suit, although not always used in everyday speech; pronunciation varies significantly across regions as well as between educated urbanites and uneducated villager speakers; various spelling variations exist as well as many syllables being pronounced differently depending on context; there can be significant blending as well.

Writing system of Bengali follows an abugida system derived from Brahmi script, similar to most Indian languages. Syllables can be written from left to right in an abugida alphabet where each consonant contains an inherent vowel which can be modified with diacritics. Consonants that need modification can be placed above, below or before their consonant to make up words; additionally they serve to mark boundaries within syllables. There are also special symbols for sounds not present in the English alphabet, such as r and l, that reflect changes that took place in spoken language between the 7th and 9th centuries that manifested themselves literary language-wide. Early r and l eventually evolved into the syllables eeLan and koNi. Subsequently, r and d developed into p and n in some positions before eventually creating new letters such as wZoolu and wuANi that were eventually replaced by nRu and nDi.

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