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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#41  Postby natselrox » Jan 06, 2011 5:57 pm

Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.
When in perplexity, read on.

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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#42  Postby GenesForLife » Jan 06, 2011 6:00 pm

natselrox wrote:Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.


Yaar, Dakshin bharath mein Hindi se kuch bhi hona mushkil hain, agar tum abhi tak Tamil Nadu nahin gaye ho to waaha jaake hindi ka prayog karke dekho, koi bhi local waale response nahi denge.
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#43  Postby natselrox » Jan 06, 2011 6:02 pm

GenesForLife wrote:
natselrox wrote:Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.


Yaar, Dakshin bharath mein Hindi se kuch bhi hona mushkil hain, agar tum abhi tak Tamil Nadu nahin gaye ho to waaha jaake hindi ka prayog karke dekho, koi bhi local waale response nahi denge.


So true. I remember when I was in Chennai, the auto-driver was speaking in English but was too reluctant to speak in Hindi! How weird, na? :scratch:
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#44  Postby GenesForLife » Jan 06, 2011 6:05 pm

Linguistic tribalism, basically. A surprisingly popular viewpoint down south is one which sees Hindi as being imposed. The fact that English was brought in as part of the colonial administrative setup well before Hindi was chosen as the national language may have something to do with how prevalent this viewpoint is.
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#45  Postby punter18 » Jan 06, 2011 6:07 pm

natselrox wrote:Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.


Jab koshish ki to aaya kyun nahi? :grin:

GenesForLife wrote:
natselrox wrote:Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.


Yaar, Dakshin bharath mein Hindi se kuch bhi hona mushkil hain, agar tum abhi tak Tamil Nadu nahin gaye ho to waaha jaake hindi ka prayog karke dekho, koi bhi local waale response nahi denge.


Never gonna come to that part any time soon. :tongue:

BTW, is dhaage ko patri se mat utaro. :coffee:
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#46  Postby punter18 » Jan 06, 2011 6:10 pm

natselrox wrote:
GenesForLife wrote:
natselrox wrote:Kya fayda? Hindi se hi kaam chala le.


Yaar, Dakshin bharath mein Hindi se kuch bhi hona mushkil hain, agar tum abhi tak Tamil Nadu nahin gaye ho to waaha jaake hindi ka prayog karke dekho, koi bhi local waale response nahi denge.


So true. I remember when I was in Chennai, the auto-driver was speaking in English but was too reluctant to speak in Hindi! How weird, na? :scratch:


Was that a problem?
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#47  Postby natselrox » Jan 06, 2011 6:11 pm

:lol:

Enough derail.
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#48  Postby natselrox » Jan 06, 2011 6:14 pm

punter18 wrote:
natselrox wrote:
GenesForLife wrote:

Yaar, Dakshin bharath mein Hindi se kuch bhi hona mushkil hain, agar tum abhi tak Tamil Nadu nahin gaye ho to waaha jaake hindi ka prayog karke dekho, koi bhi local waale response nahi denge.


So true. I remember when I was in Chennai, the auto-driver was speaking in English but was too reluctant to speak in Hindi! How weird, na? :scratch:


Was that a problem?


Not really. Just that I expected everyone to speak the national language. So it felt odd the first time I went to Chennai. I got used to it later.
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Re: How to fall in love with the English language?

#49  Postby punter18 » Jan 06, 2011 6:30 pm

GenesForLife wrote:Shouldn't really matter, Punter, I have at various times been accused of being verbose,tedious,difficult to understand et cetera, hasn't deterred me.


People closer to me, including my sister, also share the same opinion, which bothers me a bit. Though some part of it may be inspired from jealousy. :evilgrin: Kidding.

Of late, though, after some advice taken from here, I have been less conscious about my grammar, and have completely stopped looking at grammar ebooks. I listen to a lot of audio books now (all on sales management) and this might help more than before. :dance:
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