Kannada Loanword Phonology
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I am a graduate student currently looking into the process of nativization of loanwords from English into Kanada. I have yet to find any research done specifically on the gemination of final obtruents that is found in such loanwords. (For example: Engish 'kit' > Kannada [kittu]. The process is similar to the one which occurs in English loawords borrowed into Japanese. Does anyone know what the current explanation of this gemination is, or what resources might be availble with regards to the phonology/phonetics of Kannada. So far I have only encountered one book on the Kannada language written by S.N. Sridhar.
Any information would be of great help.
Thank you - Diane Abraham
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