Mother language is the native language of a person. We can say that this is the first language a person has ever spoken since birth through childhood. Some would ask, "what's the point of speaking ancient, isn't that a little too primitive in our advancing community?" -- Hey guess what? Speaking your mother tongue is actually preserving your culture. Don't you want to take pride in your culture, in your country that you originated in? It's true that we're forgetting all about the archaic times due to advancing technology. Helluvalotta words are also coined and formed as time goes by. We can't help it. Change is inevitable.
But despite all of that, we should always bear in mind that mother language is a beautiful thing. It is language. It has melody, color, history, family, religion, culture and identity. It is a precious treasure all of us should keep. It is an asset that makes you a unique and special individual. So, may it be Iloko, Mandarin, Tagalog, Welsh, Kapampangan, or some other beautiful languages out there, we should all respect and appreciate everything equally. Quoting from Nelson Mandela, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
- Fretzy Bernardo
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