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this script would be interesting…. it would an unique script for coorg – the unique guys… not many guys- mostly the young generation are not in sync with the coorgi script… hope this unique new script would enable all the coorgs through out the world to learn the dialect and communicate with it


I refuse to accept it ….cause it does make any sense for me to accept the script developed by some german when we have coorgs like Mr.Muthanna who has already developed it….i refuse to accept in now and will refuse to do so for ever


this is a very good news….it’s so exiting…..i hope everyone supports this & our identity gets stronger ! it has to spread like fire!

Dakshith Thimmaiah

A script for r language is great….., but gettin it to de notice by all coorgs, n makin dem accept somtin new may be a dauntin task, n may require lot of publishin…..

Gregg Cox

I would like to thank everyone for both their positive and negative comments. It should be known that I created this alphabet out of love for the area and its people, and at the request of many from Coorg during one of my stays. The response has been simply amazing. I have received letters and cards written in the new alphabet and have even been told of several classes teaching it. Currently a dictionary and a phrasebook are being developed in the new script. (Which will be distributed for free) In addition to the dictionary and phrase book mentioned, a… Read more »

Arjun Muthanna

This is a very progressive step. Every language has to have its own script to be nurtured, identified,associated and taken forward. Many of the young generation of Coorgs, dont know to how to read and write in kannada(a sizeable diaspora born and residing out of Karnataka)and phonetically speaking,the kannada script is not 100 % fool proof to be used for Coorg Language. If the Coorg-Cox script is easy and more improvements are being done(adding a dictionary and a phrase book ),this is surely gonna be a very big enhancement and contribution. If i am not wrong, no linguistic has contributed so much before. I… Read more »

KS Suresh

This is great news. But where can one learn more about the new script?. Is there any book published? Would like some more information on this. Cheers to Dr. Gregg Cox.

Samee Madamaiah

wow, this is unbileavable, hope it comes into use at the quickest, pals we need to pick up on this very fast.


it is an unique script for kodavas, let us put more interest on this and get more information :em69:


Our state has so many language and dialect. Why new script ? Instead people of kodagu can use Kannada script.


Great effort! But I have a question. Do we have a right to develop a new script for any sheduled languages? do we have a option in the 8th shedule? It would be good if we keep the existing Kannada writing system which most of the Kodavas are used to reead and write. We need to think of the extra two vowels (I have done a phonologycal analisis of Kodavathak in 2006)which we are not able to represent. Why don’t we think of creating/modifying/accepting the writing system. If there is a place for publishing the paper I would freely give.… Read more »


I have been all my life out of Coorg and i believe that a sizeable populace today resides out of coorg. I am been heavily bilingual. And my Coorg language is not as good as of my cousins and other coorgs who reside in coorg. I would have loved if the script would have been in Roman/Latin, as i like a generation of mine am much well versed with english and the such a script would have helped my pen down Coorg Language better.
I hope Dr.Gregg Cox is listening. Many thanks to his great effort. :em69:

rekha thammaiah singh

Thanks to Dr.cox. I don’t know to & write but can speek fluently in kodava thak compared to my cousins who stay in Banglore & Mysore even though i am married to a non-coorg i have not forgotten my values & principles.Today’s kodava youth are not at all intersted in speaking or learning to talk in kodavathak &its entirely the fault of their parents. I always wanted my kids to learn to speak but could not as i no relatives near by. Inspite of this they understand what i speak. I would like the youth of coorg to please come… Read more »

Mapanamada Aiyappa

Heartly thanks to Dr.Gregg Cox who has made a hardly effort for the Kodava people
which was essential for the kodavas.
Once again thanking you
– South Coorg.


well thats good , but let all of us think on it

Paddy Kuttappa

The best part of a language without a script,Coorg for example, is it can be written an any language but understood only if it is dictated to a Coorg.But anyway Doc ,i like your style.YeeeeHaaa!!


I really like this script and would like to see something written in it.

Is anything published in it?


Isn’t it great to learn something new?!!! Dr.Cox is my brother, and I know that he worked very hard on this. Words cannot express how proud I am of him.
It may take a little time for this alphabet to live up it’s full potential, so please be patient.

If you don’t like it, you don’t have to learn it. Eventually you’ll fall behind everyone else.

Common Sense

Wouldn’t it be much more sensible to use a currently used alphabet (like Kannada, Malayalam or Devngri with some modifications) since then it will be easier for people to read other languages? (and the fact that people already know these scripts and no new learning required). Plus this alphabet is not unicode so you cant write it on a computer without going into other character set.

Seems like this is a creation of a Script Barrier. If it increases the literacy rate (like Ol Chiki for Santali) it might be good.


We should accept the scripts made by our own kodava people.
This script made by some german makes no sense.

Lokesh Vijay

A humble appreciation for the efforts Mr.Cox. Would like to stay neutral on my views. May i have some insight on the research for the development & support of the same & some light on the claim if based on history of origin of Kodava community.

ratee apana

Much appreciation for your efforts Dr Cox. I recall my elders saying we did have a lipi that was not used and hence lost. I believe it is the same lipi that is found on ancient stones discovered in Coorg. Do you or anyone have any knowledge of it? Is the new script based on this? Incidentally Gen C always reminded us we are Coorgs not coorgis.

Beena monnappa

Hearty thanks to Dr Greg.


Great effort and thanks to this gentleman for his efforts in making a unique script for the kodavas.. Must see hows its going to be received among the learned circles…?

Bollera Shimpa Ponnappa

Hey its very nice to know about…Heartly Thanks to Mr Cox for having such a great impression on Coorgs…it even adds one more star for Kodavas…. But need to make optimum use of it…..!!!!!


Hello Dr.Gregg,

It is very amusing to know we have a script of our own. Just wondering how this script was formed though. Like the basis of the script!?


I have tried out the script and love it. My daughter is now leaning it and we have translated her story book which she can now easily read.

Paravanda Mithun Chinnappa

Its good to know abt the script nd also v r proud that v r having our own script
Make sure that it must be in practice for all kodava people

Ballaranda Nithan Aiyappa

Its a Proud to All Kodavas to have our own script.
I wish this should be practiced in schools n colleges of Coorg, and every one should be aware of our own Script.

Deepthi Prasad

Its a very kind gesture on the part of Mr.Cox to provide us with a script.
Its better to be grateful rather criticize the effort.

ganapa chendrimada

firstly i would like to thank Mr Gregg Cox to his great effort in making a unique script for the kodava community.

Its a Proud to All Kodavas to have our own script.
hope the fellow kodavas accept it & supports this to impliment it…………..

vinay ganapathi

A script for r language is great….., but gettin it to de notice by all coorgs, n makin dem accept somtin new may be a dauntin task, n may require lot of publishin…..

kartik anang

While it is very appreciable that Mr.Cox has taken so much effort to create a whole script altogether, it amuses me that it seems to have more acceptance than the script supposedly formulated by a Kodava himself.
Personally I believe the people are already a fine example of those who love and protect their culture. It would be a wiser move if more efforts were taken to develop the literature part of the language than to waste time cooking up a new script. Separatist attitudes not being considered.

I came across this in this thread by Nelson says: ” Kodavathak research and development team’??

CAN Nelson enlighten me what is this team ” Kodavathak research and development team’ all about? Many i checked with my contacts and they have not heard about your team? Where are you based at? what are your findings on Kodava Script ? any publications so far? Any URL/ Links we could refer to? Could you please send the details to me..!

Kusum Nehru Mallangada

Does anyone have a copy of Late (Iychettira) I.M. Muthanna’s kodava script? Or for that matter any Kodava script that is developed by a Kodava / Kodavathi? If so, it would be nice if they can upload the link here or write to me : [email protected],. This apart, does anyone know Mr. Bacharaniyanda P. Appanna? It would be a good idea to contact him on this matter for Kodava Script… can someone give some lead / information on him? On the contrary , We have world renowned scholars among us …all that Kodavas need is “Motivation” and “Dedication’ ..We Kodavas… Read more »


I sms with my mom and sis in coorgi and find it super easy.
Its like coorgi was made for sms 🙂
nn mom+sis ra kuda sms mdvi. coorgi adng aith madnanke und