It doesn’t matter if some people don’t like the language a person may speak because all that matters is really what you think. Over time society has changed and has come to know many new languages. People are now used to certain languages and the many words that come with it. If a person has a chance to learn a new language then they should take it, and learn it. I am from Pakistan and the language that most people in Pakistan speak is called Urdu. I was not older than 5 when my family and I moved from Pakistan to America. I was young, but I could speak Urdu. This changed when I started going to school in America. English was the main language in America and that is what almost everyone spoke at school. As I kept learning English, the more I forgot Urdu. When I lost the ability to speak Urdu, I lost a part of myself. I wasn’t able to connect with others who also spoke Urdu. It’s like you are related to those people, but cannot communicate. Without Urdu I could not really understand the Pakistani culture or the music. The connection that I have lost between language and identity is the culture, films, music, and holidays.
Most of my language struggles could have been prevented, if I just listened to my mom. In American, English was the language that I really nee...
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...not that Spanish accent anymore. Coming to America Richard should have practiced both languages that way he could still have had his accent.
People need to appreciate the things they have. Forgetting a language is a waste of knowledge. I am saying it is good to learn new languages and never forget your native language. Sometimes it could already be too late to try to learn your native language, so people should never forget it. Practicing both English and native language can help a person communicate with different people. Learning a new language can open up new cultures for a person and culture is a part of a person’s identity. All a person needs is a little motivation to push themselves to try to be bilingual. Language is a part of your identity and no one should care if someone might not like that language because in the end the language you speak makes you, you.
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