Which Language is your Mother Tongue?

Bangladesh
December 14, 2008 8:03am CST
Mother tongue or a first language is the language a human being learns from birth.My mother tongue is BANGLA and I am very proud of it. Many of you possible don't know BANGLA is the solitary language on this earth for which establishment as the state language many activists sacrificed their lives in 21st February,1952. Later, UNESCO proclaimed 21 February as the International Mother Language Day. Now, tell me which Language is your Mother Tongue?
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
14 Dec 08
Hindi is my mother tongue, though my education was in English medium school, we speak hindi at home. I am happy that Bangla is your mother tongue and you are so proud about it. But somewhere I still feel that since we all are Indians.......we all should have known Hindi........Hindi should have been our mother tongue........our national language.........but unfortunately, we are called Hindustani, but most of the Hindustan does not know Hindi.......and this is one of the drawbacks in our country which is used by selfish politicians as weapon to spread religious and other racial hatred ........ united we stand - divided we fall, this we learn in schools,.......but who really understands this.......it is too late now to make any changes........so let each one be happy with their own mother tongue.........I think there are about 21 mother tongues in India. Have a nice day.
• Bangladesh
15 Dec 08
thanx for the reply....I really appreciate your way of thinking-this should be the way how people feel about their National Language....I'm fortunate enough that my mother tongue and National language is the same-BANGLA! thou "thora sa hindi mujhe bhi atahe", I'm Bangladeshi and I'm very proud of it either! I'm sure u've heard of Bangladesh from your Geography course,haven't u???btw,I visited india few months back-I love it...truly Incredible!!!
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
15 Dec 08
hi friend.....nice to hear Hindi from you........actually I thought that you are bengali and your are in India somewhere from calcutta.........so I wrote all this to you. But now I know you are from Bangladesh and it is very nice that Bengali is your national language there. I wish same was case in India too........Have a nice day. Of course I know a lot about Bangladesh. Here in schools they teach about all neighbouring countries.
• Malaysia
15 Dec 08
chinese is my mother tongue, the second language i learnt is english and third is Malay.
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@twinklee (895)
• India
15 Dec 08
Hi, Iam hema from Tamil Nadu,India. My mother tongue is TAMIL..! Thanks for that interesting piece of information. Have fun :))
• Bangladesh
16 Dec 08
U are welcome twinkle twinkle hema! nandi!!!
@twinklee (895)
• India
16 Dec 08
Whats nandi? my friend?!!!
• Bangladesh
17 Dec 08
"nandi" means thank you!!!in Malayalam language!!! ;-)
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
That's pretty interesting, Bangla. So you're from India? My mother tongue is Tagalog, I am a Filipino. I can speak and understand other dialects from our country too.
• Bangladesh
15 Dec 08
No!!!!!!! I'm from Bangladesh...it is a neighboring country of India....anyway,"salamat" for responding!!!;-)
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
Saalam! Oh yea...oh im sorry so Bangla is the national language of Bangladesh. Salamat! That's good. Dhanyabad! I hope i said it right.
• Bangladesh
16 Dec 08
perfect! u r pretty quick a learner,I see!!!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Mine is german and i still speak it fluently.
• Bangladesh
17 Dec 08
thanx for the response! Danke! Danke schon!! Danke vielmals! See, I can speak German either!! ;-)
@missybear (11395)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Very good,keep up the good work on learning.
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
Tagalog! I am proud to be pinoy..!!! Mabuhay!
• Bangladesh
21 Dec 08
maraming salamat....thanx for responding...
@aakay4u (799)
• India
20 Dec 08
My mother tongue is Hindi the national language of India.I am very proud of it as well as am proud of Sanskrit the mother of many Indian languages.
• Bangladesh
20 Dec 08
thanx for the response.....Hindi!!!hmm..mujhe bhi kuch kuch hindi atihe!!!
@piya84 (2588)
• India
20 Dec 08
marathi is my mothe tounge.Marathi is state language of maharastra.Maharastra is a state situated at west side of india.mumbai is capital.i think so everubody know about mumbai/bombay here.
• Bangladesh
20 Dec 08
thanx for the response.....hey,don't worry!who doesn'tknow Mumbai???I really feel sorry from the bottom of heart for the blast event......fie on them!take care...
• United States
20 Dec 08
My mother language is American English. I'd love to be able to speak other languages, but I don't have any talent in that area.
• Bangladesh
20 Dec 08
thanx for the response...Lucky u r!!!u don't need to have any linguistic talent-coz rest of the world would love to speak American English....
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
16 Dec 08
My mother tongue is Punjabi but as was born in Kanpur, UP, I speak good Hindi. I also speak Bangla as I have stayed in West Bengal for 10 years. So you see I can speak 4 languages but can read and write only 3, as I can't read or write Bangla.
• Bangladesh
16 Dec 08
balle balle!!!tumi bangla paro!!!congratulations!!!
@eshwarik (180)
• United States
15 Dec 08
My Mother tongue is Kannada, my husbands mother tongue is Tamil, and I know both the languages. I know other languages like Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam. Learning languages is my hobby, I am so proud that I know these many languages. Many people whom I know Know just their mother tongue.
• Bangladesh
16 Dec 08
Thank you....dhanybaad...marci....arigato....gracious...u see!!!me either know a lot of languages!!!;-)
• India
15 Dec 08
hi,,,,, im also from india,,,,nd my mother tongue is also english,,,,,i have also studied in a english medium school,,,,,but usually we use hindi as a mode of communication between us,,,,,although i dont hate ne language but i prefer hindi over english
• Bangladesh
15 Dec 08
Thanx for the response...u are saying u are from India,then how come your mother language is English?I'm a li'l bit puzzled!The only solution could be your mom is not an Indian,right???
@srganesh (6348)
• India
15 Dec 08
I am happy to say mine is TAMIL.And Tamil is a good old language and all the dravidian languages branched out from it.Our language have so many slangs used by different area people within Tamilnadu.Also it has its unique root words as any old language would have.Thanks,I had a share with you!
• Bangladesh
15 Dec 08
thanx for the response...but I don't get one point-what do u mean "slangs'???every single language is rich(!) with its own resource of slangs...what makes u proud about this!!!!
• India
14 Dec 08
I am Aravind Suresh from Kerala. Being a Keralite my mother tounge is Malayalam. It is a great language and an old one too. Its origin can be trced from the dravida civilication in india which is the descendents of the indus valley civilisation. It is a great language to speak and write and i sure am proud that i am a malayalee.
• Bangladesh
15 Dec 08
thank you for responding! "nandi"!!! ;-)
• India
16 Dec 08
again I am very much proud to say that my mother tongue is Bangla..Being an indian I am very good in hindi also.. But let me tell you guys Bangla is such a sweet language that if you learn it you will fall in love with it..there are so many beautiful poets, songs especially tagor's song in Bangla which made this language so content & popular throughour the world..Though I stay out of bengal But whenever I hear someone speaking in my mothertongue I feel like someone pouring honey in my ears.. Apart from my mothertongue I like gujrati, punjabi & marathi language also which make me proud of an Indian..