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the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood

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He made use of but few words, and such as he did utter were in his native language, and consequently only understood by himself and Natty.
Still, with an unshaken confidence that the English tongue was somehow the mother tongue of the whole world, only the people were too stupid to know it, Mr Meagles harangued innkeepers in the most voluble manner, entered into loud explanations of the most complicated sort, and utterly renounced replies in the native language of the respondents, on the ground that they were 'all bosh.' Sometimes interpreters were called in; whom Mr Meagles addressed in such idiomatic terms of speech, as instantly to extinguish and shut up--which made the matter worse.
Or, if I would delight my private hours With music or with poem, where so soon As in our native language can I find That solace?
Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.
And, whatever people may say," continued Caderousse, in his native language, which was not altogether devoid of rude poetry, "I cannot help being more frightened at the idea of the malediction of the dead than the hatred of the living."
But God who oft descends to visit men Unseen, and through thir habitations walks To mark thir doings, them beholding soon, Comes down to see thir Citie, ere the Tower Obstruct Heav'n Towrs, and in derision sets Upon thir Tongues a various Spirit to rase Quite out thir Native Language, and instead To sow a jangling noise of words unknown: Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the Builders; each to other calls Not understood, till hoarse, and all in rage, As mockt they storm; great laughter was in Heav'n And looking down, to see the hubbub strange And hear the din; thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion nam'd.
The Hindi interface brought about after months of intensive research takes a holistic approach of understanding the needs and requirements of the native language customers coming online, primarily from tier II, III cities and are more comfortable using the internet economy in their native language.
Though the country has reaped benefits from its language policy, the other side of the coin is that citizens are not able to master their native languages, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Tuesday (April 30).
A few months ago, the renowned writer and veteran novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, lamented as regards the fact that many Igbo people in the city of Lagos are ashamed of speaking their native language but many dismissed her claims as being illogical.
Though the linguistic device is like an empty slate on which any language can be written, yet it works well if the caregivers and formal surrounding of the child help to acquire the native language.
In the region, the rate of satisfaction with native language teachers among students and parents is very high at 97 percent.
For any nation, native language should be its pride and it should get dominated in every of life.
"We can find out something about his native language by looking at how he speaks English.
"We can find out something about Yoda's native language by looking at how he speaks English, in the same way as I can find out about a French person's native language by looking at how that French person speaks English.