Attitudes to Hindi, Tamil, etc.
srini at engin.umich.edu
Mon Apr 14 16:20:30 UTC 1997
Sounds like the Hindi-speaking states at least pretend to
study a third language, while we great and glorious Tamils
have dropped even the pretence of studying any language
other than Tamil and Hindi. Which one sounds more fanatical ?
Pretension is just swell, eh ?
I think more people in the world would study Tamil if we
Tamilians would achieve something remarkable. Many people
are now learning Japanese and Korean. It's because of those
peoples' achievements. Not because of their boasting, quarreling,
and being just plain unpleasant. You can't even sell a Big Mac by being
confrontational. Much less convince people to study your culture.
Its' interesting that you get most quarrelsome and pontificating
whenever someone brings up this issue... earlier, it was Robert
Zydenbos and others discussing the very real marginalization of
other Indian languages.
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