What would you like to do?

What are some disadvantages of the mother tongue?

this is our 1st language but English is becoming dominant as a global language.The other language may be important for thoir culture & values.English can be used as a language in any part of the world.It is like a universal language.

It is the language of science world-wide. English speaking countries have always been at the forefront of science and technology. Air-traffic control and pilots use English wherever and whatever country they fly from. But this doesn't answer the question. The disadvantages of the mother tongue are demonstrated when it is incorrectly used more often verbally. Our language is constantly evolving but certain grammatic rules are being broken along with those changes; 'I love it' is irritatingly being changed for 'I am loving it' because of fashionable idiosyncracies. 'How's yourself?' Is a question used instead of 'How are you?' Plain English is no longer used and the disadvantage of what is now considered the mother tongue has entered our lives.

Another disadvantage of the mother tongue is an obstinacy to learn another language which undoubtedly gets you better service in France and Germany. It is polite to learn a little and to use it, even badly, whenever the oportunity arises. Speak in French in paris and they will answer in English as is the same in Germany, regardless of competency. Speak English in New York and you are treated like a moron. ''Ill get a pastrami on rye" or "gimme a pastrami on rye" is magic but almost needs as much thought as any foreign language.
7 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

You've mentioned that your songs are frequently used in weddings and other important moments in peoples' lives. How does it feel to have your songs become a permanent part of someone else's story?

View Full Interview

What was Queen Victorias mother tongue?

Victoria and Albert spoke to each other in German. However this does not indicate that German was her mother tongue. She was fluent in English, of course but German the langua

The message of the poem our mother tongue?

The most widely accepted message of Our Mother Tongue by Jose Rizal  is one of love and pride in one's own culture and language. Loving  where you come from and your heritag
How do you get a mother-in-laws tongue to flower?

How do you get a mother-in-laws tongue to flower?

Mother-In-Laws Tongue likes to be neglected. Let your plant get root bound, a little dry and under fertilized. If mildy and continually stressed for a long enough period of ti

What is the importance of mother tongue?

A mother tongue is the language that a child learns to communicate in his family as an institution in a community.The child as an infant is under the care of his/her mother w

Why is 'mother tongue' called 'mother tongue'?

Answer   In this case tongue means language. It is called mother tongue because it is the language spoken by the mother country in which you were born. In multilingual so

What is mother tongue interference?

This could be when you mix up a word in the target language (what  you are learning) with a word in the language that you already  speak, when the words appear similar but m