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ದೊಡ್ಡ – ಚಿಕ್ಕ

68 [sixty-eight]

big – small

big – small

೬೮ [ಅರವತ್ತೆಂಟು]

68 [Aravatteṇṭu]

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ದೊಡ್ಡ – ಚಿಕ್ಕ

[doḍḍa – cikka.]

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big and small ದೊ----- ಮ---- ಚ------. ದೊಡ್ಡದು ಮತ್ತು ಚಿಕ್ಕದು. 0
Do----- m---- c------. Doḍḍadu mattu cikkadu.
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The elephant is big. ಆನ- ದ------. ಆನೆ ದೊಡ್ಡದು. 0
Ān- d------. Āne doḍḍadu.
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The mouse is small. ಇಲ- ಚ------. ಇಲಿ ಚಿಕ್ಕದು. 0
Il- c------. Ili cikkadu.
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dark and bright ಕತ---- ಮ---- ಬ----. ಕತ್ತಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಳಕು. 0
Ka----- m---- b-----. Kattale mattu beḷaku.
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The night is dark. ರಾ---- ಕ---------------ೆ ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕತ್ತಲೆಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ 0
Rā--- k----------------e Rātri kattaleyāgiruttade
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The day is bright. ಬೆ----- ಬ-------------. ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಬೆಳಕಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. 0
be----- b--------------. beḷagge beḷakāgiruttade.
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old and young ಹಿ--- - ಕ---- (ಎ---) ಹಿರಿಯ - ಕಿರಿಯ (ಎಳೆಯ) 0
Hi---- - k----- (e----) Hiriya - kiriya (eḷeya)
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Our grandfather is very old. ನಮ-- ತ-------- ಈ- ತ---- ವ---------. ನಮ್ಮ ತಾತನವರಿಗೆ ಈಗ ತುಂಬಾ ವಯಸ್ಸಾಗಿದೆ. 0
na---- t----------- ī-- t---- v-----------. nam'ma tātanavarige īga tumbā vayas'sāgide.
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70 years ago he was still young. ಎಪ------ ವ----- ಮ---- ಅ--- ಕ-------------. ಎಪ್ಪತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಮುಂಚೆ ಅವರು ಕಿರಿಯರಾಗಿದ್ದರು. 0
Ep----- v-------- m----- a---- k--------------. Eppattu varṣagaḷa mun̄ce avaru kiriyarāgiddaru.
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beautiful and ugly ಸು--- – ಮ---- ವ---- (ಕ----) ಸುಂದರ – ಮತ್ತು ವಿಕಾರ (ಕುರೂಪ) 0
Su----- – m---- v----- (k-----) Sundara – mattu vikāra (kurūpa)
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The butterfly is beautiful. ಚಿ---- ಸ----------. ಚಿಟ್ಟೆ ಸುಂದರವಾಗಿದೆ. 0
ci--- s------------. ciṭṭe sundaravāgide.
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The spider is ugly. ಜೇ- ವ----------. ಜೇಡ ವಿಕಾರವಾಗಿದೆ. 0
Jē-- v-----------. Jēḍa vikāravāgide.
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fat and thin ದಪ-- ಮ---- ಸ---. ದಪ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಸಣ್ಣ. 0
Da--- m---- s----. Dappa mattu saṇṇa.
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A woman who weighs a hundred kilos is fat. ನೂ-- ಕ--- ತ--- ಹ----- ದ---. ನೂರು ಕಿಲೊ ತೂಕದ ಹೆಂಗಸು ದಪ್ಪ. 0
Nū-- k--- t----- h------ d----. Nūru kilo tūkada heṅgasu dappa.
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A man who weighs fifty kilos is thin. ಐವ---- ಕ--- ತ--- ಗ---- ಸ---. ಐವತ್ತು ಕಿಲೊ ತೂಕದ ಗಂಡಸು ಸಣ್ಣ. 0
Ai----- k--- t----- g------ s----. Aivattu kilo tūkada gaṇḍasu saṇṇa.
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expensive and cheap ದು---- ಮ---- ಅ---. ದುಬಾರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅಗ್ಗ. 0
Du---- m---- a---. Dubāri mattu agga.
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The car is expensive. ಈ ಕ--- ದ-----. ಈ ಕಾರ್ ದುಬಾರಿ. 0
Ī k-- d-----. Ī kār dubāri.
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The newspaper is cheap. ಈ ದ--------- ಅ---. ಈ ದಿನಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಅಗ್ಗ. 0
Ī d---------- a---. Ī dinapatrike agga.
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Code-switching

More and more people are growing up bilingual. They can speak more than one language. Many of these people often switch languages. They decide which language to use depending on the situation. For example, they speak a different language at work than at home. By doing so, they adapt themselves to their environment. But there is also the possibility of switching languages spontaneously. This phenomenon is called code-switching . In code-switching, the language gets switched in the middle of speaking. There could be many reasons why speakers switch languages. Often, they don't find the appropriate word in one language. They can express themselves better in the other language. It can also be that the speaker feels more confident in one of the languages. They use this language for private or personal things. Sometimes a certain word doesn't exist in a language. In this case the speaker must switch languages. Or they switch languages so that they aren't understood. In that case code-switching works like a secret language. Earlier, mixing languages was criticized. It was thought that the speaker couldn't speak either language correctly. Today it is viewed differently. Code-switching is recognized as a special linguistic competence. It can be interesting to observe speakers using code-switching. Often, they don't just switch the language they're speaking. Other communicative elements change as well. Many speak faster, louder or more accentuated in the other language. Or they suddenly use more gestures and facial expressions. In this way, code-switching is always a little bit of culture-switching too…