I read this quote in a news paper, actually it was for an advertisement. but this quote has strong relation to many things, from A to Z we can relate anything to this quote, reason is we are facing some constant changes. Hard but true...
So as i said before, we can relate N number of things to that quote, the entity that i took was "LANGUAGES". to be precise, "Mother Tongue".
From the invention of fire and wheel to the invention of iPad, Human beings are evolving and changing... thriving for the best and running for the future, it is very easy to take a film about our past(that is something that we have experienced) but to think about the future, it is as tough as to book an online ticket in irctc web site.
Coming to our subject, Our languages(local) are they strong enough to withstand and show some fighting spirit ??? can they ?? will they ??
A.R Rehman made us proud by snatching OSCARS and award winning speech?
"ELLA PUGALUM IRAVAINUKKE"
A Tamil saying- ALL CREDITS TO GOD.
"MERE PAAS MAA HAI"
I have my mother with me....
Frankly speaking, you and me can't expect any of our future Indians to speak like that ONE on a global stage, upcoming generation calls AMMA as MOM, APPA as DAD, THATHA as GRANDPA !
My dad(most of our dads) had his schooling in a TAMIL medium and it doesn't mean that he has no idea on English, he holds a great knowledge in Tamil,Hindi and English...
I did my schooling in English medium, but i remain as a mediocre in both English and Tamil...
99% kids of today are forced to speak and practice English, not for fancy things but to survive the competition, DON'T CALL APPA, CALL "DAD".
Blame none, it is for the betterment of that kid.
Just imagine India after 100 years, do you think there will be any Mother tongue schools running ?
Already parents are placing their kids at private schools and spending bucks in ENGLISH coaching classes.
I worry that, how my mother tongue gonna survive this war ?
English,German,French coaching centers are plenty in presence, it is not that i am against change or against new things, we must not forget our identity.
Already my mother tongue had seen enough changes, "KOLAVERI"....
"JAI HO" and more to come...
Words which were not there in past are taking avatar nowadays...
Most of the products come with English name, like switches.. iPad, Touch screen.
These words are easy to use than our mother tongue, so naturally my mother tongue and your mother tongue steps back a bit.
2000 years has been rolled and more to come, Humans have witnessed enough changes on both note and more to come and they are on the way.
Frankly answer this, do you think our mother tongue will be in the way as it was and as it is in near future ?
i don't think so.
Examples you ask ?
Take blogging, Make a ratio... Bloggers who blog in their mother tongue and bloggers who blog in English, which one has upper hand ???
Technology has become the basic need for youngsters and this is the field where English kills our mother tongue.
Communication is the sole reason for the invention of languages.
If some one communicates better with an alien language, why stand against that ?
Someone fell in to a well, they shouts as "Help" "Help"...
If you hear that, you should not look in to that language or accent, you MUST look in to the meaning that conveys.
"Someone is in trouble, we must save him/her".
That's the purpose of Language. so if it needs a change ? why stand against ? Let them evolve and let them survive...
And also we must have some love to our mother tongue, there are some lame guys who feels that Speaking in MOTHER tongue is a shame and what loafers do ? if you see those kinda people, SLAP them or kick them and hear in what language they cries ??
Certainly they wont cry like "Mummmyyyyy...""" :)
Whatever heights we may scale, we should not forget our real identity !
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” -Darwin.