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    What do you think are the regional languages slowly moving towards end?

    Hi, Nowadays new generation is not much aware of their regional language. In this technology world we just rely only in English language. Although some many websites and apps are being made in regional based language but they still are in infancy because most of us comfortable with English language. Only our elders are using their regional language for conversation in family. But youngster don't pay much attention to it. In coming days regional languages might be fade out. What do you think are the regional languages ??slowly moving towards end?
  • #722049
    How can any generation be brought up without learning and speaking in their mother tongue? The education starts with regional language which may also happen to be the mother tongue except in few cases. Many of the regional languages in the country are very ancient with very good literature. Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and many other languages are very popular. English is a universal language and popular all over the world. It may be preferred, but the regional languages do not become extinct.
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  • #722050
    I do not think that regional languages are going to fade away like that. There are reasons for that. First thing is that in many schools the medium of education is local language only. So, a large number of students are learning in their own language which will help that language to stay alive. Another thing is internet is already in multilingual mode and going to be more in multilingual mode soon as due to advertisement and marketing reasons business houses will like the people of the remotest place also to see and appreciate their products in a language known to them. So these regional language are gong to survive easily in the coming times. At the same time we should not forget that English being a liaison language in most of the places in the world, is pushing the local languages to the walls in many places because the youth today has realised the potential of English language in getting a job in the country or outside. Today English is not a sign of slavery of Britishers but it is a common global language and not learning it is a setback in our career.
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  • #722051
    The importance of the mother tongue is now felt more than ever before. The various YouTube videos in the local languages is an indication in this direction. One can find videos on anything under the sun. Yes. English will continue to dominate international trade and business, as it is still the fastest growing international language, even in countries like China and most of Europe as well.

    However, the entire local economies are made only through the local language. For example, only Telugu to over 95% and a little bit of Tamil is likely to be used on the wholesale market in Chittoor, in AP. Hindi will be near zero, possibly to talk to some Hindiwala trader from where some goods might come.

    Similarly, take the movies. While Hindi is still the dominant language, there are thousands of movies in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam and Kannada. The local languages will still be around; Hindi can never ever replace English that will continue to dominate the former; however, as a link language, Hindi can be somewhat useful. The Hindi fanatics might try imposing it but totally fail, all over India.

    Yes. English is absolutely essential for progress. But the local languages will still have their own role.

  • #722052
    Mother tongue will not die, however, new generation will not be knowing how to write in their native language. This trend is going on at large. I think it's the responsibility of parents to teach their language to their children especially those people whose language is not commonly taught in schools. I think Punjabi can never die because I have experience regarding this language is that their language learning and imparting knowledge of their history is seriously taken by Sikh community all over the world. If any Sikh is living in Canada with his family, he will teach Punjabi language at home, if no school is there in which their language is taught.

  • #722057
    Indeed, regional or mother tongue is not that popular with the new generations as we see in children but there is one point that we often overlook. As the children grow, they tend to have a lean to their roots or their mother tongue. It can be in the form of movies, blogs, videos, etc but they like to use it. We can see children who are born or having raised in foreign countries do learn their regional language and speak well. It is actually not the fault of the new generation of children but elders who need to provide them the way or knowledge about our mother tongue. We can make it a habit of using it in our homes, in our gatherings, watch regional movies together that will help them know better and continue to learn and be proud of it as they find the language English.
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  • #722064
    These days I am observing increased liking towards local language. My mother tongue is Telugu.During the 1980s and 90s. many children were trained in such a way that they will call their parents as Mummy and daddy only. Many people those days used to see at people differently when the address the parents in the local language. Addressing the parents in English was felt as an advancement. But now that trend is not there. Small kids are calling their parents in local language only.
    So I think people will not forget their mother tongue or local language. They may learn English. But they will not leave their mother tongue. The liking for their local language will definitely increase. Even Google is coming these days in various Indian languages and it is translating the words from one language to other instantly. This will make people learn multiple languages and hence we will see a new age for local languages in addition to English and Hindi.

    always confident

  • #722079
    It is the fact that the regional languages are being treated as the second in command when compared to English as medium of instruction and Hindi as the first language. Some parents are advising their children to take superlative English in place of second language that ought to be mother tongue or local language. To the young children the mother keep on talking in English thereby not giving any push to their mother tongue. I had been to my friends house and his grand son is only talking in American accent English and does not know iota of Tamil words and thus the grand parents are unable to enjoy the language. Yet they enjoyed the gesture and feel proud that their two year old grandson could speak very good English and that is the elated feeling for them but in reality the grand parents are more worried.
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  • #722088
    The use of regional language or mother tongue is indeed becoming less day by day. In this technological era, people prefer to speak the English language only. I have seen people speaking in English only from their child since childhood while their native language was Telugu. Sometimes, Hindi people also treat their child in the same way. It is true that English has been the dominant language and will be same. Its importance would never be less. But, it is the responsibility of parents and elders that they should teach their child a regional language and mother tongue. Nowadays, Google is coming in various languages. So, it is easy to translate one language into another language. But, the new generation people ignore regional language. They never tend to learn their regional language. Come what may, we should use our regional language at home as much as possible so that its existence would not be in danger.

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