Why having a Mother Language Day
Well, trending tag today is divided between MotherLanguageDay and AliensAreProbablyThinking. I decide to choose the former as the latter is about humor and conformity, a subject I recently covered in my previous blogs (See here and here). So let’s go for the first one! Honestly, I don’t get the point to have a mother language day. First, I think that “mother” term refers to something too accurate for this case. Another point is that we do not choose this first language. What would have been our choice if could make it? Could our choice really be: “Let’s make sure we all speak different languages so we are certain to not understand each other.”. The main point of this day is more about the cultural aspect behind all language and I do totally agree with that. The language “picture” concepts but concepts often lack common understanding. A single word can mean different things among a group as the concept behind is too vague. As the future is in perpetual change, who knows what the language map will represent in future? The last point would be that the first language has a connection with our security and belonging layer. Indeed, language has its moment in time were speaking a different tongue was associated to a social cleavage. For sure, aliens will not speak or even think that same way we do.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny