Is the Mother tongue becoming forgotten? What do you feel?

#internationalmothertongueday #thebigdiscussion

Not forgotten. It has been casted off by some. But that's just temporary, going by this thread here--moms TODAY know the worth of mother tongue better than ever.

At my home I end up talking 60% in Telugu and 40% in English with my husband. I wanted to not let my baby pick up English first so I am making a conscious effort to talk to him in Telugu at home, exposing him to Telugu rhymes (which I myself didn know and learnt recently while playing for him :))... I don't think we have forgotten our mother tongue..its just that our focus has moved to the convenience of English everywhere.

Well agree to this's becoming forgotten...I have seen many people prefer talking in English as home too , in malls , restaurants outdoors people just love to talk in English..
I do not have a problem with this ..but there are several occasions and people where the kids can learn English and Hindi etc but for Mother tongue the Home is the only place .;
I had made it a point that we communicate in our mother tongue Oriya as home and honestly speaking my daughter speaks very good English , Hindi , Marathi , little bit of Bengali and Yes Oriya very fluently .; Kids at this growing years can pick up as many languages as possible..for other languages there are school , friends , neighbours etc but for Mother tongue only parents ..
Whenever we go home; during vacations ...all our relatives appreciate her so much as she can speak her mother tongue really well and makes them feel that even though Diva stays miles away from home She still belongs to them !!

Yes after innovation of mobile phone ....

Nope its upto us how we speak at home

Nope we speak at home, with relatives

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