Do you speak your languace very corectly or you forgot school literary language?
August 8, 2009 11:30am CST
How much accurately, correct, do you speak your mother tongue?Do you use complicated, literary , language, as you learn in school or just street and day by day language? I mean that i can know, in my language, if somebody is a educated person, who was to University, but in English i can t know if a person is educated, just because i don t speak English very well. What kind of language you use in your mother tongue?
8 Aug 09
I am trying to improve my English constantly, because I do a lot of translations at work. I also try to keep my mother tongue, which is Russian, by reading good fiction books and old literature. I'm also working on my Estonian to keep it clear and easy to understand. I am definitely for good literary language.
10 Aug 09
i use Tagalog dialect in the house, Visayan Cebu dialect when with friends, English with clients. i get to have this habit now of talking Tag-lish (a combination of Tagalog and English). Sometimes it sounds funny but i guess people as long as they understand, dont mind it much. thank you for this discussion. ann
9 Aug 09
Hi my native tongue is TAGALOG its filipino language. And I must admit I am not that good with it.Even when I was in school I fail filipino class. Its weird cause its my mother language. I am not that fluent when it comes to english but my grades in english is way better than my filipino subject.
9 Aug 09
In the country we lived, we speak the 3 major languages frequently. And if there is a mother tongue to be spoken, then it will defines into the different dialect each races use. Like mine, my family are Chinese race, and therefore we speak dialect such as Cantonese, Hokkien in the family unit. Well, by speaking our own mother tougue, it helps to make the family or friends knitted closer since we speak the same language. However, for English, we are still unable to tell how educated people is, coz these languages need to be practise in order to make it perfect. I don't think even a graduate is able to speak a good English if he / she has not practise over it.
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8 Aug 09
My First Language is German, however I Speak,write and read English much much better than German, Reason being I don't like the German Language very much, in my opinion it is a cold and impersonal language. How yall doin? sounds much better than : Wie geht es ihnen ? lol