#language

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  • mrfluidic 3d

    मातृभाषेबद्दल लाज नाही, तर माज असलं पाहिजे

  • burbakk_dil 1w

    no need to be shy of who you're...language is not status symbol...
    #language #mirakee #writersnetwork

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    you language is your language just like other languages...
    ©established_mind

  • anish_lohar 1w

    मातृ भाषा दिवस

    देश के एक कोने की
    भाषा है कच्छी
    कच्छी लोग भी पीते है लस्सी,
    कच्छी है देश की संस्कृति
    कच्छी बोलते ही लोगो को आती है हंसी
    मैं बोल रहा हु सच्ची।
    ©anish_lohar

  • just_eesha 2w

    To understand the language of silence
    one must embrace it willingly.

    © Eesha

  • afzalhakim 2w

    Human beings are creatures that interact through complex vocalisations and a mix of audio-visual demonstrations. Why couldn't we just chirp like birds and communicate with sounds and whistles to make everything easy and understandable. Well, before organised languages were formulated, and before you and I could converse with one another through poetry and prose, we humans did talk to each other only using grunts and shrieks and whistles. However, our cognitive functioning is such that we started introducing monosyllables and tongue snaps to make it more distinct and to ensure we were on the same page when we communicated.

    Thus, languages started to emerge and not only did they become a medium of communication, they were being patterned and categorised based upon multiple parameters. These parameters involved where the sound was emanating from, whether it was from the epiglottis or from the upper ends of the trachea, was the use of syllables uniform or was it more erratic. It is believed that the most ancient forms of languages to have developed were in the Mediteranean and Levant region. However, that is debatable because no one really knows when or where did languages originate from due to abstractions in the definition of a language.

    A language in its 21st Century definition refers to a system of communication consisting of sounds, words, and grammar (Cambridge Dictionary). Speaking anachronistically, most languages of the world did eventually emerge in this preset pattern if we look at languages at the advent of civilizations that could read, write and converse. In this regards, it was in the nascent civilizational era of the Sumerians and the Akkadians that language started to gain a distinction. Then, it was further demarcated by the Hittites, the Cretens, the Minoans, and later Greece through Latin, which is one of the oldest surviving languages of the world.

    As people started to migrate from places to places and as civilisations started to clash with one another, the mixture and adulteration of languages became an inevitable reality. From major languages, many regional dialects started to break apart and linguistics became an actual scientific study of languages, their origins and their usage. Syntaxes (principles that dictate the structure of languages) started to appear and syntacticians are now actually studying grammar and sentence formations in languages.

    Now, while many new languages written or otherwise just spoken or both surfaced in every step of the way, many languages of the old also started to wither away gradually and become lost to mankind because we could no longer find people communicating in those languages. One such language that is rather at the verge of extinction is called "Yiddish". A 1000 plus years old languages to have emerged in Central and Eastern Europe, by its virtue and essence, Yiddish is basically Hebrew. But, in terms of its syntax, the vocabulary and the grammar, it's German.

    Yiddish is known to have been spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews or those Jews who travelled to Germany from parts of France, Spain and Eastern Slavic countries either due to the violence caused by the Crusades or because of death looming at large because of the black death plague that is known to have wiped out one-third of the European population. So, immigrants from these countries to Germany started to experiment with linguistics and in that experimentation, the by product was the Yiddish language which as a matter of fact is also referred to as Judeo-German. It is a mix of Hebrew, German, Aramaic and Slavic languages. However, it is written with the same alphabets as Hebrew. Literally, the first piece of Yiddish literature in the 14th Century was a series of epic poems called Shmuel-Bukh, which was a rendition of the Biblical stories of Prophet Samuel turned into European Knightly romance.

    It is said that at a given point in time in Germany, a Jewish household used to function in three languages, also known as the trilingualism of the Ashkenaz. So, for prayers and reading the Torah, Hebrew was predominantly used. For learning and for enlightenment, the use of the Aramaic language was encouraged. For daily communications and chit-chat, the Yiddish language was used. As all of them use the same alphabet and only sound different, the emerging literature saw a dilution of the gaps, so much so that at one point, the Ashkenazi Jews advocated for Yiddish to be a National language.

    All started to fall apart from thereon, because under Nazi occupation, language became a major bone of contention and also a way to target the Jew community at large. It is believed that 80% of the six million who perished in Nazi Germany were these Ashkenazi Jews who spoke the Yiddish language. This perhaps was the single largest blow to the community in general and this language in particular. After the strong Jewish revivalist movement from 1917 to 1948, Hebrew was promoted as the language of the Jews and in the subsequent Israeli state that sprouted in 1950, the use of Yiddish language in public was penalised.

    As of today, the generation that originally spoke this language is all but fast diminishing and although there have been efforts to promote the use of this language to stop it from getting totally lost, these have been futile. The fact stands that like many languages of the world, which were once proud and important but later got obliterated, Yiddish as a language is also heading towards the same unfortunate end. So, while history has seen civilisations being buried and turned to ruins, the fate of some languages has not been any different. When I was reading about this language, inadvertently my mind was drawn to the scared, sullen and rustic faces of the people ready to be gassed to death.

    Does a language, that is the final reminder of their resilience and their unfortunate plight, deserve the same unlucky end? Should it not be indemnified upon mankind to restore and preserve such a beautiful and romantic language in honour of those whose entire world came crumbling down upon them? If I am asked today what language I want to learn, I'll gladly say Yiddish. But, who is going to teach me when those whose legacy it represents are the very same individuals who are shunning it and burying it deep in the pages of history?

    ©afzalhakim

    Background Picture: Rab­bi Shlo­mo Yosef Scheiner’s mag­nif­i­cent­ly cal­ligraphed cal­en­dar for the Jew­ish year 5703, in Hebrew, Pol­ish, and Yiddish. (Credit - in geveb, a journal of Yiddish studies.)

    #language #loss #history @mirakee @writersnetwork

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    The Lost Language

    This post is about a European language which is on the brink of extinction. It's about how we lose an important piece of human history with the loss of a language.

  • thedark_writer 3w



    हमारी आजादी को 73 साल हो गए,
    पर हम आज भी उन्ही विद्यालयों में पढ़ते है
    जहा हमारी मातृ भाषा बोलने पे हमें
    जुर्माना देने पड़ते है।
    ©thedark_writer

  • raveena77 3w

    Unexpected

    There is a church nearby my house and I used to go for relaxation.In the quarantine time,a women from another state visited the church.
    Like everyday I came to the church and the women sat behind me.

    -There is a little boy sneaking around and every one in the church get irritated.

    -Suddendly the women went to the boy and asking his name in her own language but he can't understand her

    -Then she asked him "don't you have online class to attend ? " in english and he can't understand her either ,again she asked to him "do you have phone ? " and the little boy captured the word "phone "

    -He answered to the women somehow that "iPhone " instead of "I don't have phone "

    -She left the church, without saying anything to the little boy.

    -After a week,the little boy received a courier from unknown and the little boy open the courier eagerly.
    Everyone shocked!!!!

    It is a iphone (Apple phone )
    The boy had a cute smile on his face.....
    From this situation,I understood one thing that language is doesn't matter,it's all about people

    @words vibe

  • 13_prerna 3w

    "थुइक्क समाझ"

    मानिसले बनाएको नाथे यो समाज।
    आज त्यही मानिसलाई आफ्नो अहुलामा नचाइ रहेको छ।
    मलाई त त्यो प्रगति भन्दा-
    मोबाइल र समाज एउटै लाग्न थाल्यो।।
    ©13_prerna

  • the_miss_x 3w

    ©the_miss_x

  • james_taumas 4w

    Language

    Words accumulated
    Some borrowed or pilfered
    Old world foundation
    Overgrown and mangled
    Absolute jargon
    What are you saying?
    Acronyms let fly
    Dictionary weights
    Need a search engine
    Can't remember all
    The tree still grows.

    ©james_taumas

  • marianotsaint 5w

    Nyan snehichathu ninte manasine aanu ninte shareeram nyan kanditilla. Ne illengilum ninne nyan snehikyum...
    Maranam vere ninte ormakal nyan kathu sukshikyum
    Enengilum ne varem ennu vishwasathal oru janmam muzhuvanum nyan ninne kaathu irikkyum.
    Ente shareerathil sparshikyan olla adhikaram ninnaku allathe vere aarkum illa. Ente hridayathil ninte aatmav epozhum undavum. . .


    I loved your heart. I have not seen your body. I will love you even when you aren't around. Untill my death I will keep your memories safe in my heart. With the hopes of your return some day I will wait for you an entire lifetime.
    You alone has the right over my body. In my heart your soul lives on.












    #malayalam #poem #love #note #eternal #kerala #regional #language #soulmate #lifetime #wait #him #her #mirakee #mallu #lovestory #heart

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    ഞാൻ നിങ്ങളുടെ മനസ്സിനെ സ്നേഹിച്ചു. നിങ്ങളുടെ ശരീരം ഞാൻ കണ്ടിട്ടില്ല. നിങ്ങൾ അടുത്തില്ലെങ്കിലും ഞാൻ നിന്നെ സ്നേഹിക്കും. എന്റെ അവസാന ശ്വാസം വരെ ഞാൻ നിങ്ങളുടെ ഓർമ്മകൾ സുരക്ഷിതമായി സൂക്ഷിക്കും.
    നിങ്ങൾ മടങ്ങിവരുമെന്ന പ്രതീക്ഷയോടെ ഞാൻ നിങ്ങൾക്കായി ഒരു ജീവിതകാലം കാത്തിരിക്കും.
    എന്റെ ശരീരത്തിൽ സ്പർശിക്കാൻ നിങ്ങൾക്ക് മാത്രമേ അവകാശമുള്ളൂ. എന്റെ ഹൃദയത്തിൽ നിന്റെ ആത്മാവ് എപ്പോഴും ജീവിക്കും.
    ©marianotsaint

  • todd_towers 8w

    #quotes #language #writersnetwork
    Image by u/boilingkettle

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    The language of poets

    Not all poets are of pain born. Yet a poet is not conceived without befriending silence. It is our universal language
    ©todd_towers

  • jawaad 9w

    Jhoot khete hain logg
    Ke aashiqui ki koyi zabaan nahi
    Hoti hai yaar
    #Urdu
    #Kannada
    #Telagu
    #Language
    #Love
    #Problems

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  • pranalishah 10w

    - Language of Invisibility -

    Letters, mark the beginning of a language of solitude,
    Words, we hide in the name of secrets,
    Sentences, we hide in retrospect of emotions,
    Scripts, we confide our stories in,
    Books, we confide our journeys in.

    ©pranalishah

  • ovais43 11w

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    Even a wounded heart could commit suicide
    It's the only literature that hold you back.

    ©ovais43

  • causerieofficial 11w

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  • causerieofficial 11w

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    //Finally our December Edition is Arrived//

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  • pranalishah 11w

    - Words -

    All my life I’ve looked at words as though
    they were sounds that evolved through the ages,
    that developed languages of many,
    That often we fail to listen with our hearts...

    ©pranalishah