Two school going sisters in Ooty have developed a new written code language to share secret messages between them. They want to teach this to other children now.
Called Komono, Niharika (12) and Nithika (9) in class class VII and lV say they got the idea while playing on their terrace a year ago. “First we wanted to create a village where people would speak different languages. Then we decided to have a new language” Niharika told Tell My Story. The sisters chose 26 different characters and assigned one for each of the 26 letters in the English alphabet and pracitised them. “We used to take tests. Initially I scored just 5 out of ten” added Nithika laughing. “We write five sentences every day as practice after our home work” she says.
Komono, the siblings say “would help people who want to write secrets”.
The siblings now plan to write a book to popularise Komono. “We also want to write a novel in this language to engage many more people who learn this language” explains Niharika
Students of St Joseph’s College at Coonoor, Ooty their father, M Suresh works in Kerala in a highway project and mother Divya Suresh is a fashion designer. “We are proud of our children and we want to do everything possible to make this language of our girls popular” says Suresh.