Happy “Telugu Language Day”!!

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Happy “Telugu Language Day” to all Telugu friends 🙂 🙂
Today is తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవం!!

Telugu Language Day is being celebrated today to coincide with the birthday of poet Gidugu Ramamurthy (1863 – 1940). He was a prominent writer and one of the earliest linguists. He advocated the use of Telugu comprehensible to a layman and opposed the use of scholarly language.

Interestingly in ancient days, Telugu was a traditional language known as “Grandhikam”. This scholarly language drew ire and opposition and was gradually simplified over the years. Ramamurthy was one of the prominent scholars who championed the cause of using simple language in literary texts. After many deliberations by him and other scholars, “Grandhikam Telugu” was gradually replaced by “Vyavaharika Bhasha”.

Once again తెలుగు భాషా దినోత్సవం శుభాకాంక్షలు to all Telugu friends! 🙂

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