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

  • 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

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, Savara, Sunuwar, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, Yerukula

Alphabets

Armenian, Avestan, Bassa (Vah), Beitha Kukju, Borama / Gadabuursi, Carian, Carpathian Basin Rovas, Chinuk pipa, Coorgi-Cox, Coptic, Cyrillic, Dalecarlian runes, Elbasan, Etruscan, Galik, Georgian (Asomtavruli), Georgian (Nuskhuri), Georgian (Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek, Irish (Uncial), Kaddare, Khazarian Rovas, Korean, Latin, Leptonic, Lycian, Lydian, Manchu, Meroïtic, Mongolian, N'Ko, Ogham, Old Church Slavonic, Oirat Clear Script, Old Italic, Old Permic, Orkhon, Phrygian, Pollard script, Runic, Santali, Székely-Hungarian Rovás (Hungarian Runes), Somali (Osmanya), Sutton SignWriting, Tai Lue, Thaana, Todhri, Uyghur