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Lucian Blaga

The mother tongue of the passions has no syntax.

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We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.

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Hasier Agirre

Can a Mother-tongue reproduce itself without a Father-land?

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We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language.

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Classical Tamil World Conference (Semmozhi Tamizh Ulaga Manadu)

Through you, I came, Mother;
Lucky was my birth in Bharat, my Motherland;
I was nurtured and grew up by mother’s milk;
I drew strength from my mother’s love.

I knew the world through my mother-tongue;
I learnt most things by mother-tongue;
Thanks to my dear earthly mother;
Thanks to my Mother, Tamil!

The place where I was born was Tamilnadu;
Tamil is my mother-tongue;
Tamil was my first breath;
My first cry was in Tamil.

My last breath shall be Tamil;
My life will be for Tamil;
I am proud of my mother-tongue, Tamil;
I am proud to be a Tamilian!

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Max von Sydow

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language, but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.

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Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.

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Our language

Thou, who sailest Norse mountain-air,
And Denmark's songs by the cradle singest,
Who badest in Hald the war-flames flare,
And, heard in our children's joy, gently ringest,-
Thou treasure of treasures,
Our mother-tongue,
In pains as in pleasures
Our home and our tower,
With God our power,-
We hallow thee!

Whispering secrets that Holberg stored,
Thou borest him home to a brighter morning,
Didst serve him with armor and whet his sword
For satire's assaults and for laughter's warning.
Thou spirit all knowing,
Our mother-tongue,
The ages foregoing,
The future now growing,
The present glowing,-

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I Take After Mother

My mother tongue is of my mother.
When my father differs from mother
In cast, clan, race, regions and religions,
I’m of my mother, as come from her flesh.


(09.06.2011)

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Enya

My first language is Gaelic.

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French was my first language.

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a crow's cry...
I whisper to the moon
in my mother tongue

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Moon Festival
alone, I whisper to myself
in my mother tongue

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Another Poem For Marvin, Who Is Not Responding To A Calling

“Literature takes shape and life in the body,
in the wombs of the mother tongue.”
- Ursula K. Le Guin

marvin, this time
this is the only time that you are called for this mission
the tongue
of your mother,

go back to it
take your shape
and life there

the reason why
we were defeated

it is their tongue that we are using
and on the first poem that we made
they were laughing
and laughing still

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Pacific shore...
I speak to the chestnut moon
in my mother tongue

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Soul Speaks Mother Tongue

He read English books and write English poem
Throughout his carrier and yet heart in heart
He enjoys hearing and singing songs in Tamil.
He shouts in Tamil and cries in Tamil.
The inner self speaks only in mother tongue.
One feels at ease only in mother tongue.

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Salaam, Barkot, Rafik, Jabbar

The language martyrs
Have given us mother tongue
What a sacrifice!

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Ode To The Child

the child is the
father, mother
mentor of the man
he gathers the whole
language for him
his mother tongue
with all the shades of meaning
in the first many years of his life
when you hear a man speak
he is speaking the tongue
of his childhood
when you hear a man lie
he is lying on the inoncence
of his childhood

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Czeslaw Milosz

My Faithful Mother Tongue

Faithful mother tongue,
I have been serving you.
Every night, I used to set before you little bowls of colors
so you could have your birch, your cricket, your finch
as preserved in my memory.

This lasted many years.
You were my native land; I lacked any other.
I believed that you would also be a messenger
between me and some good people
even if they were few, twenty, ten
or not born, as yet.

Now, I confess my doubt.
There are moments when it seems to me I have squandered my life.
For you are a tongue of the debased,
of the unreasonable, hating themselves
even more than they hate other nations,
a tongue of informers,
a tongue of the confused,

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An Inspiring Officer in Indian Administration

I bow my head to Iraianbu
the honest officer with a lot of nerve
and a wonderful descendent
of a glorious galaxy of writers
like Maraimalaiar and Pavanar.
He thinks deep and wide
and speaks in Chaste Tamil
and in fluent, flexible English.
He creates works of eternity
to offer at the feet of our Mother Tamil.

Losing touch with our Mother tongue
we struggle to go deep in other tongue
and sommer try to come out with some pearls
which would tell the world
a circle of novices in Chennai
are knitting sweet-smelling flowers
into colourful garlands
for the world-tongue to wear
with sheer pleasure in abundant measure.

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