Karnataka/KannaDa (was: Karave caste and Kurus)

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 15 11:06:59 EST 2001

>Anyhow, the Tamil  example does look good and confirms that the old
>suggestion karu-naa.du is a serious possibility - even if it is Tamil and
>not Kannada.

  Do we know when is the earliest representaion of KarnATa(ka)
  in Sanskrit? In Kannada inscriptions?

>But I am still not entirely convinced that kam-naa.du is impossible,
>or that the parallel examples with kem- are not relevant.

  You have written that KarnATaka looks like a
  "Sanskritization" of an early Kannada word.
  Are you thinking that that Kannada word is kam-nADu?
  If so, is changes from kam-naa.du to kar-naa.tu rather

N. Ganesan

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