Should one know how to read/write in their mother tongue?? -2

Ennathaan school levela teaching muraia naama mathinalum..pallikudam vitu velila vara makkaluku saadagamaana oru infrastructurea inum uruvaaki tharala intha society. Munna sonna veli natulalam, chinavagatum france agatum japan agatum..entha oru pudu puthagam vanthalum..athu velayato scienceo politcso ethuvaanalum avanga thai mozhila atha mozhi peyarthu udanay veliyitruraanga.

Athunaala antha oor makaulukelam options kedaikuthu. Nan elarum avanga mother tonguela thaan padikanum. English ozhiganu sola varala. Namaku ipo soru podrathu namma english therma thaan. Ulagalaavia mozhi aaidichi. Atha kurai solala. Aana yaravathu tamizhla antha velayayo ila bookaiyo padika virupappatta avangaluku antha option irukanum.

Kattaya paduthi coffeya kuzhambinu solrathalayo ila icecreama panikuzhnu solrathalayo tamizhum valaraporathilla pudusa kathuka nenakarvangalukum athu help panaporathilla. Mudhalla naama pira mozhila irukara padaipugalai..vaazhakaiku thevayana books matrum internet pondra oodagangala tamizh paduthanum. Rather thaimozhipaduthanum.

Ipothaan sivakamiyin sabdam padichi mudichen. Historical novel aduvum love tragedya vera poacha..padichi mudikarapo manasa kalakidichi. En friend naan enamo IASku padikara mathiri itha padikaratha pathutu enada padikara ketan. Tamizh bookana udanay avanku tamizh padika varathu solitu poitan. Ithanaikum avanga pakka tamizh family. Schoola total neria varanumngarathukaga french hindi eduthikitathala tamizh padika marantha gumballa ivanum oruthan. Ipperpatta bookslam padika mudiayama miss panrangalaynu romba feel aaidichi.

Banglorela 5 varusham kannadam teriama kuppa kotina dog thaan naanum. Mathavangala kutham solla antha angela paatha enakum arugathai ila. Aana athu en thaaimozhi kedayathu. Kanadathula Koovempu apdinu oru peria poet irukaram. Avar kavithailam padika mudiayaama poachaynu lighta oru feeling apo apo varum. Karnatakala poranthiruntha nichayam kanndam kathuka try panirupen.

Namma familieslayum englishku kudukara importance mother tonguku tharathillanu thaan solanum. End of the day tamizh padicha sorupoudma keta, katrathu tamizh pada dialogues thaan nyabgam varuthu. Adukaga kaasu thara mozhiya thaaimozhia ethuka mudiyuma??!! Aduvum ivlo literary wealth vachirukara tamizh mozhia thaai mozhia vachirukaravanga atha kathukarathukaana muyarchila kandipa eedubadanum. Tamizhla irukara ilakia selvangala rasichi padichi avangalum enjoy pananum. Varapora SMS generation intha stepslaam edukumaana peria kelvi kuria than iruku.

Inum 20 varushathula olagam poora irukara nunnia mozhigallelam maranju poi..chinese, japnese, french, german, spanish and englishnu ipdi major languages matum thaan iruka poguthunu en manasu soluthu.

Hope i am proved wrong.

Comments

KK said…
Nice post... naanum antha episode parthen... Thamizh naale oru thaazhmaiyana oru abiprayam niraya perukku undu namma oorla... especially convent schools la padikira pasangala paarunga.. over'a peter viduvaanga... to its not something cool... That mindset is one of main reason for many not learning tamizh...
KK said…
On the otherside... I feel thamizh solli kodukravangalam thamizha enjoy pannura alavukku solli koduka maatenguraanga... naan paartha varayil oru tamizh veriyoda irukaanga... antha verikku bathilaga anba solli kodutha pala per rasichu rusichu thamizh padipaanga... A good example is the vijay tv program tamizh pechu engal moochu... thamizh'la super'a pesuvaanga... aana oru thimir, oru garuvathoda pesura maathiri feeling kodupaanga... that kinda turns of the crowd...
G3 said…
//naan paartha varayil oru tamizh veriyoda irukaanga//

I second this.. Silar thamizh patrungara perla romba veriyavae irukaanga.. en teamlayae oruthar irukaaru. 'Zha' solla theriyaadha nee ellam thamizhananu innoru team matea romba mattam thattuvaru.. Avarukku unmailayae thamizh aarvam irundha zha solla solli tharanum.. adha vittutu ippadi dialogue pesaradhu ellam overnu enakku thonum.. It makes people get irritated.
Srivats said…
Ahaa.. apdi ellam onnum aagadhu thalaiva.. u know why ? simple reason Tamil has joined internet, a survey says the most used language in internet other than english and chinese is Tamil. Internet is the bridge between present and future and Tamil is safely walking on it.

p.s: situation song -" Tamil engel pechu , tamil engal moochu, uyirunm neeye.."
Preethe said…
Nice Post Gils
Enakku enna solradhunnu theriyala..
ennoda mother tongue kannada .. we speak kannada at home.. aanna I dont know to read or write kananda. Somehow I never felt the necessity to learn Kannada.

But TNla irundhadhala I know Tamil very well. MP padichadhala I know Hindi.. Married to a Telugu guy..
and English konjam varum.

Naanum sivagamiyin sabadham, Ponniyin selvan ellam padichiruken..

Naan enna solla varenna.. Language is never a barrier..
gils said…
// especially convent schools la padikira pasangala paarunga./

hmm..itha naanum note paniruken..terilaingarathukaga..atha mattam thatti pesuvanga
gils said…
//ana oru thimir, oru garuvathoda pesura maathiri feeling kodupaanga... that kinda turns of the crowd../

adu automatica varathunga..any skill if u r gud at it..oru thimir thaana varum..its natural..
gils said…
//Zha' solla theriyaadha nee ellam thamizhananu innoru team matea romba mattam thattuvaru./

ithu genetic disease mathirnga..en school daysla nan try paniruken..intha thiruthara mattera..kadisila they all ganged up and proved me wrong..naan solra zha thappu la thaan karectnu avangalay theerpu solikitanga :)
gils said…
//simple reason Tamil has joined internet, //

sujtha short storyla vara mathiri oru 100 years kazhichi hebrew aramic mathiri aaga poguthu tamizh :) uruthi
gils said…
//But TNla irundhadhala I know Tamil very well. MP padichadhala I know Hindi.. Married to a Telugu guy../

avvvvvvvvv...enaku terinji barathiyaruku aduthabadi ivlo baasha pesarathu nengalathaan irukum nenakren :D
gils said…
//aanna I dont know to read or write kananda. Somehow I never felt the necessity to learn Kannada.//

same casenga..its quite natural..not many are inclined to learn languages
Ramya Ramani said…
Gils Good Post :)

Mother Tongue ellarum kathukkanmumgradha nallave stress panni sollirukeenga ! Appreciate your thoughts. For few people like me who have settled in a different state for more generations for now atleast regional language kathundirukkanum.

I still regret that I could neither read/write my mother tongue except my name :(
Priya said…
Gils, apdi partha en mother tongue read/ write onum theriyathu becoz I am born a tamilian tho' speak different at home.

Tamileye evlo slang eruku pesarthula. Proper tamil yaarum avlava use panradhu illa unless u really have to.

Convent schools la they make it a point to speak only in English and its more like u have to. During my school days it was against to speak in tamil other than Tamil class. To develop English vocabulary and proper language in English, we make our own language secondary.
Peer pressure and groupism in schools and college makes anyone only to go with English. English theriyadhavangu ellam muttal illai. Ther is always a balance what u know and cannot do can be different to other person.

Veetukulla english pesara parents and kids first change aganum Everything starts where ur family is right??
Even today when I go out, I speak in tamil only when I know the other person can speak the same language. Whatz the big deal?? Namaku therinja languagela dhan fluency and easy writeup varum and also easy to understand to converse/ communicate.
Other than living in TN, u shud know basic english to converse.
gils said…
//I still regret that I could neither read/write my mother tongue except my name :(//

athunaala enannga..language thaana epo venumnalum kathukalam..try learning it...end of the day its a medium of communication and a tool to enjoy
gils said…
//Gils, apdi partha en mother tongue read/ write onum theriyathu becoz I am born a tamilian tho' speak different at home. //

hehehe..itha thaan ithana parava solitruken :) chance kedaikalangarathulam dumeelu...french german padikavay optoins irukarapo sontha thaimozhi kathuka chanceilamaya poidum
Divya said…
Good post Gils,
my heartfilled appreciation to ur thought & effort:)

Hats off!!
Karthik said…
அண்ணே... ஆனா ஒண்ணுன்னே... உங்க போஸ்ட் படிச்சா, அந்த டீ.வில ஆங்கிலத்திற்கு சப்போர்ட் பண்ணவங்க எல்லாம், உங்க போஸ்ட படிக்கவே தமிழ் கத்துப்பாங்க... ஹீ ஹீ... வஞ்ச புகழ்ச்சி அணி எல்லாம் இல்லைங்க!!
gils said…
@divs:
nanri hai

@lols:
maganay unaku irukudi oru naaliku :)
Divyapriya said…
நீங்க சொல்றது உண்மை தான்...ஆனா இருபது வருஷம் ரொம்ப கம்மி...ஆனா, கண்டிப்பா ஒரு நாள் அந்த நிலைமை வரத் தான் போகுது...அதுக்கு ஒன்னும் பண்ணமுடியாது...காலத்துக்கு ஏத்த மாதிரி language update ஆகல...எவ்வளவோ technical terms புதுசு புதுசா வந்திருக்கு...அதுக்கெல்லாம் தமிழ் வார்த்தைகள் இருந்தாலும் அதையெல்லாம் தெரிஞ்சு உபயோகப் படுத்தறதுக்கு யாருக்கும் பொறுமையும் இல்லை, நேரமும் இல்லை...அத விட முக்கயம் அவசியமும் இல்லை...ஏன்னா எல்லாருக்குமே english சுலபமா வருது...so, காலம் தான் பதில் சொல்லனும்!
Divyapriya said…
//Ipperpatta bookslam padika mudiayama miss panrangalaynu romba feel aaidichi. //

நீங்க படிச்சு காட்றது :)) நான் அப்பயே சொன்னே...சிவகாமி ஒரு பிடிவாத காரக்டர்னு, படிச்சுட்டு feel ஆய்டீங்களா? :))
gils said…
//அதுக்கெல்லாம் தமிழ் வார்த்தைகள் இருந்தாலும் அதையெல்லாம் தெரிஞ்சு உபயோகப் படுத்தறதுக்கு யாருக்கும் பொறுமையும் இல்லை, நேரமும் இல்லை//
antha programla intha pointa supera debate pananga..electronicsngara vartha chineselayo japneselayo ilavay ila aana electronicsla kingna ivanga rendu peruthaan apdinu..tamizhla varthai kandupudikarathala kaatra interest antha padaipugalai tamizhaakam seiyarathula ila..i mean..the process of making things shd be in tamil.
gils said…
//நீங்க படிச்சு காட்றது :)) //
kadnipaanga..nan intha blog oatrathay reviews vachu thaan..padicha books paatha padamnu elathukum review poduven :)

//நான் அப்பயே சொன்னே...சிவகாமி ஒரு பிடிவாத காரக்டர்னு, படிச்சுட்டு feel ஆய்டீங்களா? :))//
ending konjam sogam aaidichi..naan padamavay intha booka paaka arambichitena..athaan :)

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