Mother tongue

Mother’s tongue is your native language. It’s the first language you learn as a child. No language can replace your mother’s tongue as it is your native language and it is the first language that you learn and grow up with.

A mother is the first teacher of a child. She gives birth to a child, takes care of the child, and teaches the child everything like speaking, walking, manners, etc. therefore, there’s a special bond and attachment between a mother and her child. The same applies to your mother’s tongue. Mother’s tongue is special because you feel connected to it. It feels yours because you are emotionally attached to it like you are attached to your mother.

You can’t express your feelings, emotions, and views in any other language better than your mother tongue because it comes naturally to you. No matter how fluent you are in a language, you can’t be as fluent as you are in your mother tongue because you don’t have to translate your words to another language while speaking in your mother tongue as you do while speaking in other languages. You may speak in any language, but you think in your mother tongue.

Some people feel shy or inferior in speaking or using their mother tongue. Why do you feel shy or inferior speaking or using your mother tongue? Language is just a way of communication. It is a medium to express yourself. No language is inferior or superior to other languages. You don’t have to worry about what others are thinking about you. You should express yourself in the language in which you feel comfortable and you can express yourself better and freely in your mother tongue than in any other language.

When you communicate in your mother tongue to your family, friends, colleagues, countrymen, or anyone who knows your mother tongue, it feels good, isn’t it? You feel connected with them.

There’s nothing bad in learning and using other languages, but don’t feel shy or inferior in speaking or using your mother tongue. Mother’s tongue keeps you attached to your roots.

Be proud of your mother tongue.


13 thoughts on “Mother tongue

  1. Agreed! 😉
    Not stereotyping, but I’ve observed that girls tend to be like that more than guys. Just an observation and exceptions always exist. 90% of girls I know are in constant denial of their mother tongue and prefer to communicate in English. Heaven knows why!

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    1. I completely agree with you. It’s because of the inferiority complex that most Indians have about their mother tongue. They have the misconception that speaking English makes them superior and portray them as well educated. Thank you for reading and sharing your views.

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  2. I’m Nigerian and we have so many languages in my country so we all just speak English to communicate with people not from our tribe. Hence, the reason I’ve been speaking English since birth and I’m not so good at speaking my mother’s tongue. Even in schools, we’re not allowed to speak any language other than English. I do wish I was more fluent in my mother’s tongue. I’m still learning tho

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