The prestigious Oxford University Press has released its second bilingual English-English-Kannada dictionary with over fifty-two thousand words.
Speaking at the release, Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, the Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said, “We are delighted to come out with our second English-English-Kannada dictionary, following the landmark Oxford Compact English-English-Kannada Dictionary that has a large user base in the region. Our second bilingual dictionary in Kannada is not only pedagogically more advanced but designed along the contemporary methods of learning and teaching languages, enabling speakers of Kannada to also learn English seamlessly.”
To make it easier for a non-Kannadiga to learn and understand the language seamlessly, the dictionary provides pronunciations in International Phonetic Alphabet and Kannada. It also has example sentences, synonyms, antonyms, more than 200 illustrations and detailed notes in Kannada on English grammar. The dictionary also has 5 appendices covering prefixes, suffixes, and irregular verbs.
The Oxford University Press has released bilingual dictionaries in 12 Indian regional languages – Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, and Urdu.