mother tongue


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Synonyms for mother tongue

one's native language

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These gentlemen spoke the mother tongue of the Mummy with inimitable fluency and grace; but I could not help observing that (owing, no doubt, to the introduction of images entirely modern, and, of course, entirely novel to the stranger) the two travellers were reduced, occasionally, to the employment of sensible forms for the purpose of conveying a particular meaning.
Thus, the learning process of a child should logically be complemented by teaching them in their mother tongue at schools.
It has gotten to terrible that a child who speaks the English language fluently is considered intelligent, while the one who speaks his mother tongue fluently is considered 'local.
The mother tongue is what everyone has for us, something that is self-evident.
He said that academic institutions should work together to promote the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity and of education in the mother tongue, added.
The participants demanded implementation of mother tongue as medium of instruction in Punjab.
Their language and cultural heritage were distinct- the majority in East Pakistan spoke Bangla, mother tongue of roughly 55 per cent of Pakistanis, at the time.
The mother tongue influences foreign language learning.
Add names in English, Hindi or Chinese, but mother tongue is a must," Naidu said.
A mission to promote their mother tongue has acted like a unifying factor among Non-Resident Keralite (NRKs) organisations that have different political and community affiliations, a senior Kerala minister said.
All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.
The PTI workers said that those nations who have not given due status to their mother tongue could not progress and added that mother tongue could strengthen the bonds o brotherhoods among its speakers.
Murali Manohar Joshi of BJP was the HRD minister he had proposed to make the mother tongue the medium of instruction in the primary education.
A mother tongue is not / not a foreign lan lan lang / language /1 /anguish" ("Discourse on the Logic of Language").
Twenty undergraduate students having Sindhi as their mother tongue were selected through purposive sampling strategy in order to ensure that the students in question had basic proficiency level in English language as the researcher knew them personally.