How well do you know your mother tongue?

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How well do you know your mother tongue?

  1. Know to speak, read and write fluently

    36 vote(s)
    64.3%
  2. Know only to speak

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Don't speak your mother tongue

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Can speak well but not fluent with reading and writing

    10 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    In the other thread on Gujarat HC ruling I said that though Gujarati is my mother tongue, I don't know to read and write fluently. It really is a shame but in the "practicality" of today to be educated to fight the world where English is more important.

    Hindi was the second language offered along with Kannada. Being from "outside" Hindi was the choice to make in Bangalore.

    In all this,my mother tongue was forgotten.

    Is this the case with many over here? It may be a case for those who leave their native area to pursue their dreams in another.
     
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  3. Bhartiya

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    My native konkani, and unfortunately (or fortunately ) it doesn't has a script, not that I am aware of, any other Konkani people here?
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Read ,write, speak Tamizh fluently..
     
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    I can speak and read Tamil, but hardly write Tamil.

    I am ashamed of myself for not being able to write Tamil without flaws.:tsk:
     
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    I can only speak - my native language (dialect) has no script anyway :namaste:
     
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  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    I think I will have to make an effort to make my kids "Gujarati" literate.

    Actually not only language, but quite a way of the "old" way of life back in the native area has been lost especially in modern urban areas.

    When I hear the elders talk about how they lived, i feel I have lost out on quite a bit of it. The old village ways!!
     
  8. Nagraj

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    i can neither speak nor write. can understand it however as it is close to hindi and i do feel guilty about it but hey tha's the way of life........
     
  9. bhramos

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    I am ashamed of me
    as i cant speak my my mother tounge- Marathi,
    but can speak Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, English, some Urdu well...
     
  10. Bhadra

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    I appreciate that.
    You can not rule or administer (or enslave) the people without communication. Language of the people is the means of communication with people.
    All local subjects of governance such as orders, notifications, land records, works of municipalities etc has to be in peoples language. Here I may say that there is a difference between dialect and language the former being in written form and having a script. Ultimately it boils down to the mothers voice for a child and later the mother tongue. When mother tongue is inadequate then it transmigrates to the nearest language.
     
  11. Nagraj

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    O c'on i can speak hindi english bengali and dogri. even some punjabi but can't speak much Maghi my mother tounge . what's the big deal?????
     
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    can speak Sanskrit fluently & when i speak :sad:pigs fly
     
  13. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Speak, Write and Read: Hindi & English..
    Speak & Understand but not write or read properly: Punjabi & Bengali..
     
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    We can just maintain the status quo. It is working just fine .There is no need for a national language.
     
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    Mother Tongue - Punjabi. Can speak it albeit not fluently. Can't read or write it.

    @nagraj - knowing dogri is as good as knowing punjabi.
     
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    I can do word smithy with Telugu and english .Speak hindi fluently
     
  17. Bhadra

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    what about read, write and understand !

    and which Sanskrit ? vedic or Lokik?
     
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    i am very good in my mother tongue as i learned in marathi medium school...i can understand and read gujrati but can not speak it.hindi and english are just fine :p

    i am learning sanskrit...
     
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  19. Yusuf

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    Surprising you say that as in delhi people speak Hindi in a Punjabi accent just like you do as well!!
     
  20. JAISWAL

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    well, i can fluently speak, read and write my mother toung,
    i do also know few other languages,
    speak-- english, urdu, sanskrit, punjabi.
    Read/write -- english, sanskrit.
     
  21. Galaxy

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    Read, Write, Speak HINDI Fluently. (my mother tongue)

    Studied Sanskrit in my school, So know a little. For professional purpose, English.

    I can also speak a bit of Punjabi, Bhojpuri, French, Spanish, as per requirement. (Not fluent)
     

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