Tiptur is a Taluk in Tumkur district of Mysore state. The material for the present analysis was collected at Tiptur town (which is about 140 km away from
Bangalore on the Bangalore-Poona line) from an adult informant, Shri Madenuru Puttananjappa, from a nearby village Madenur. Assistance was also received
from another young informant, Shri Ramayya of Nittur in the same district. Both of them belonged to the community of Lingayat agriculturists who from one of
the major community in the area.
The field work was carried out during the months of May and June 1966 under the Linguistic Survey of India Project, Deccan College.
I am very much thankful to Dr. S.M. Katre, Director, Deccan College for associating me with the project, to Dr. A. M. Ghatage, Dr. H.S. Biligirii and Dr. D. N.
Shankara Bhat for their guidance during the preparation of this work, to Shri S. K. Rajashekhar, Principal, S.V. P. High School, Tiptur, Shri T.D. Basavaraju,
S.V.P. High School, Tiptur and Dr. K.S. Gurubasave Gowda, Arsikere who extended their full cooperation during the field work at Tiptur and to my informants.
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