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|Persephone| IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 30 October 2004
Posts: 14321

Posted: 19 January 2005 at 3:06pm | IP Logged
i only speak english most of the time.....
i can understand hindi n punjabi n speak bits n pieces too..........
dunno if u born here n gonna live in the US for the rest of ur life then i don't think there is any use for hindi n native tongue....
just my thoughts....

nali476 Senior Member

Joined: 08 December 2004
Posts: 771

Posted: 19 January 2005 at 4:10pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by amisha22

I'm confused.Confused I didn't mention your name in my post. So what are you talking about?


Because you said u agree with my father. Bas didnt say that. I did


rabeeak2003 IF-Dazzler

Joined: 26 August 2004
Posts: 3898

Posted: 19 January 2005 at 4:27pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by bas02

I think that it is quite important to keep your mother tongue alive. I know how you feel, I speak in English the majority of the time, but I feel that I should speak in Gujrati as much as possible. Why?Because I feel a huge part of my culture is attachted to that, and if I lose it then I lose part of my identity. People should not be ashamed of their own language because  being bi-lingual is considered as a privelage.


I agree!Clap

-Amisha- Goldie

Joined: 01 October 2004
Posts: 1399

Posted: 20 January 2005 at 11:16am | IP Logged
Originally posted by nali476

Originally posted by amisha22

I'm confused.Confused I didn't mention your name in my post. So what are you talking about?


Because you said u agree with my father. Bas didnt say that. I did


Oh yeah, you are right. Sorry.LOL Actually, what I meant to say was that I agreed with what bas said and also with what your father said.

bas02 Goldie

Joined: 06 November 2004
Posts: 2148

Posted: 20 January 2005 at 11:19am | IP Logged
lol!LOLThank God the confusion is over!LOL
summer7 Senior Member

Joined: 16 August 2004
Posts: 222

Posted: 20 January 2005 at 11:30am | IP Logged
Agree with bas totally. Also, it is always better to be able to speak/read/write as many languages as you can. We are lucky we have the privilege of knowing another language without having to take up a course for this!
jazmine IF-Dazzler

Joined: 09 December 2004
Posts: 2595

Posted: 20 January 2005 at 11:57am | IP Logged
Hey even though i woz born in Portugal, i still can speak Gujerati n Hindi as i speak at home. but ever since i came to England im startin to forget Portuguese. as in england i have to learn english, german, n french, so im learnin more dan 5 languages at once, so i get portuguese in to french n french into portuguese same wid english. i agree wid bas n all others sayin dat native language is important to speak. coz if u went to any religious ceremony in ur native country would u go there sayin english to ppl who dont know english?
x_TaniSha_x Senior Member

Joined: 16 January 2005
Posts: 638

Posted: 20 January 2005 at 3:24pm | IP Logged
Bas... i totaliee agree wif u :) Even tho.. i wusz born in Canada, lived here my whole life, I know hindi and punjabi.. i also feel comfortable wif English, becuz itz tha common language and i noe it the best but still i feel that knwoing ur mother tongue is very important! :)

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