Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too.

आम्हां घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्नें | शब्दांचीच शस्त्रें यत्न करुं ||
शब्द चि आमुच्या जीवांचे जीवन | शब्दें वांटूं धन जनलोकां ||
तुका म्हणे पाहा शब्द चि हा देव | शब्द चि गौरव पूजा करुं ||
- abhang of Tukaram Wolhoba Ambile of Dehu

There's No Freedom Like That of a Child's Imagination

கடலுக்கு உண்டு கற்பனைக்கு இல்லை கட்டுப்பாடு

Monday, November 28, 2016

Learn Tulu - Lesson 59

This is additional material that I've collected, unrelated to the original 58 lessons. These are links to two apps and some websites with simple, conversational material in Roman script:

A good place to start learning: with ~40 lessons

Other Web Resources:

1. Simple phrases and some vocabulary at Thiya Welfare
2. A seven day learning guide at
3. Conversational Tulu at Gunapala Alva's blog
4. Some more conversations, with grammatical notes at
5. Comparative phrases in Kannada, Tulu and Konkani at
6. Very basic vocabulary and phrases at
7. A more extensive vocabulary at the Tech Mangalore blog
8. A quick look at the old Tulu script at
9. A historical and dialectical perspective at
10. A longish discussion on the old Tulu script, also at
11. Some discussions on Tulu grammar, again at (and follow the blog from thereon)

The full text of the 1886 TULU-ENGLISH dictionary by  Rev. A. Manner, printed at the Basel Mission Press


1. Learn Tulu Quickly: basic vocabulary and phrases
2. iLearn Kannada : Tulu — very basic phrases
3. Tulu Hit Songs

I will add more links and resources as I find time.

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