Recently Mamta from Chennai, obviously a non Badaga, wrote to tell me that she was interested in learning Badaga and whether I could suggest any book on the topic. I was stumped. Though I knew that there is a ‘Badaga – English’ dictionary by Paul Hockings and Christane Raichoor and some info available on the net, I could not recommend the book – dictionary for it is prohibitively priced.
So, the thought of making a dictionary with the active help of all Badaga friends who visit this website. Please spend a few minutes and send me any word you know. You can put it in the comments column below or send me an email :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Now let us start with the alphabet A
- ah – pronounced as in ah’himsa – people [ah bandhidhaaray – people have come. Appara ah eddhaaray – lot of people are there]
aah – pronounced as in after -opening the mouth [aah ennu – say aah or open your mouth]