The language you love/like most other than mother tongue.
January 7, 2011 1:54am CST
For me English is most suited while talking to other people other than my mother tongue Malayalam (a language of South India State called Kerala). But I like to talk usually in my mother. Moreover when I have to visit the North India I use Hindi. Also I do like to talk Tamil (a language in South India) when I am with my TamilNadu friends. Whenever I visit any place if I have to be there for more than a month I may give a try to learn the local language there. Unfortunately I had never been to any other outer places too long. The other languages I like to learn are French and Spanish. I love to listen to French talking. May be soon I would try a hand on those.
12 Jan 11
Though my mother tongue is Malayalam too, I do know a few other Indian languages. But the language I am most comfortable in is English. Even when I speak to someone in Malayalam, I think in English and then translate when I speak. The reason for this could be that I wasn't raised in Kerala and though I am proud that I can read and write in Malayalam (being raised outside the country), people always ask me where I was raised when I speak in Malayalam. It doesn't have any particular accent (neither of my area or any other area) and I use a mix of slangs of different areas :P
13 Jan 11
That is another part in Malayalam its slang changes accordingly to the each district it has. I could see this in Tamil also. Other languages I am not much aware of. I am from Kochi, I love to here those typical Trivandrum malayalam which is well shown in the movie "Rajamanikayam" where Mamooty is hero.
19 Jan 11
OMG! I'm from Trivandrum...but I definitely do not speak that malayalam. In fact, I got punished when we moved to India when I was 15 and I picked up the 'enthiru' from my cousins...lol. Neither does my husband speak the Rajamanikyam Malayalam though he grew up in Trivandrum. I think most of the educated people from Trivandrum do not speak that way. My older son enjoyed the movie Rajamanikyam (we are at Bangalore now and only visit Kerala on vacation).
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• Bacau, Romania
7 Jan 11
There are two languages I speak except for Romanian,which is my mother tongue,and these are English and Frenxch.I love both of them,but English is definitely my favourite because it's simply a beautiful language.I also like the way Spanish sounds,but I haven't learned it yet.
• United States
7 Jan 11
I only speak and understand one language, English. My parents didn't want me to learn another language. Going to a Spanish speaking country my husband has a much more fun time than I do as he speaks the language. Sad face here. I love the sound French has. Please enjoy the world, it would be far more than I could do.
8 Jan 11
I love learning different languages, but my mother tongue will always be my favorite. According to theories of second language acquisition, you'll never achieve native competence in learning a second language, though some people have achieved near native competence in a second language. In this sense, one always feels the most comfortable in using his or her mother tongue. At least this is true for me.
7 Jan 11
Hi dear, Yes, even I like my mother language. Even though it is hard to pronounce to others. Apart from this, I can handle languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, English. Though no so fluent, can handle some other south Indian languages as well. As you said, foreign languages are good to learn. However, as we are not used to the respective place, the requirement never arises. Now-a-days, French, German are there in the school syllabus and some schools got substitute with any of the regional languages. Knowing more language is an asset and it is considered as an added advantage and a plus point as it can be useful at any time. Thank-s
24 Jan 11
I am Filipino and mmy mother tongue is Tagalog. I teach English for a living and have been doing so for more than four years, so naturally it's the language I love most next to my mother tongue. The demand of English teachers is big, and I am fortunate enough to be of a proficiency level capable of teaching. I am constantly studying and improving my English abilities and as a matter of fact I am actually taking a degree in English (I studied Mass Communication before.) My students are Koreans so I also have an interest in their language. I know some basic instructions and expressions and can read and write Hangul. I'd like to improve my Korean proficiency by going to Korea as an English teacher for a year or two.