African Parents abroad esp in U.S that dont teach their kids their native tongue

Date: 24-09-2011 1:27 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Dlimelite
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- at 24-09-2011 01:27 PM (11 years ago)
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African parents esp. In U.S that dont teach their kids their native tongue. And we all know the children of today is the adults of tomorrow. If you dont teach your child the native tongue, Our languages will start to go extinct.
I 'm in U.S and I see African kids, esp Nigerian kids that cant "speak" it but they understand when they "hear" it. Or they only know how to say a few words like "hello."  Tongue Most African parents have adpated to speaking english to their kids since theyre surrounded my english speaking ppl.
I came to U.S when I was two and I can still speak my native language better than my older brothers.  Cool
 


Posted: at 24-09-2011 01:27 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
- maryclaret at 24-09-2011 02:17 PM (11 years ago)
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I agree with you...it's scary, especially when you hear that your language may soon go extinct( and by "your language," I'm referring to my own personal language, Igbo). That's something parents of today need to work on...seriously.

Posted: at 24-09-2011 02:17 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- interpo77 at 24-09-2011 04:37 PM (11 years ago)
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please keep it up speaking ur mother tongue, am too proud of u  ,. that alone shows how u can move nigeria forward in future,
 it is rediculous indeed when parents choses not to teach to their kids the vernacular of their origine, pple must keep boosting aside and let these kids abroad learn their mother tongue ,i will teach ma kids igbo,pigin  so they can mixt up when they come back to nigeria
Posted: at 24-09-2011 04:37 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 24-09-2011 07:11 PM (11 years ago)
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You are right, parents from India, Mexico, China, and Saudi Arabia are so proud of where
they are from , they gladly communicate with their kids in their native language openly.
Posted: at 24-09-2011 07:11 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bazemaster at 24-09-2011 10:49 PM (11 years ago)
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making sense

Posted: at 24-09-2011 10:49 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larrykingomoj at 24-09-2011 11:09 PM (11 years ago)
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Bros it is really annoying
Posted: at 24-09-2011 11:09 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chrismojo at 24-09-2011 11:23 PM (11 years ago)
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well u are very wrong bro cos that's not their native languages but official.
Posted: at 24-09-2011 11:23 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- chicanorose at 24-09-2011 11:58 PM (11 years ago)
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Odinma

Posted: at 24-09-2011 11:58 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dollar22 at 25-09-2011 03:09 AM (11 years ago)
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i thank GOD all the igbo chidren here in dakar senegal speak their native languages
Posted: at 25-09-2011 03:09 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 25-09-2011 03:39 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: dollar22 on 25-09-2011 03:09 AM
i thank GOD all the igbo chidren here in dakar senegal speak their native languages
You wanna bet?
Posted: at 25-09-2011 03:39 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 25-09-2011 05:59 AM (11 years ago)
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you're right poster...but the yorubas not all tho teach their children naitve tongue

Posted: at 25-09-2011 05:59 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- RocketShip at 25-09-2011 09:38 AM (11 years ago)
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i know shey...but the thing is, the parents in yankee have long working hours and all and have no time and in yankee no one has house girl unless they are effing rich...so sometimes its not their fault
Posted: at 25-09-2011 09:38 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bantino at 25-09-2011 09:39 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Bazemaster on 24-09-2011 10:49 PM
making sense


Very big sense
Posted: at 25-09-2011 09:39 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Jonso at 25-09-2011 10:59 AM (11 years ago)
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Colonialism set deep in the fibre of the Africans involved. The belief is English is always and will forever be better.
Posted: at 25-09-2011 10:59 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- estilizo at 25-09-2011 11:01 AM (11 years ago)
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hnmmmm,its all good.Native languages really tells alot on where yu are from.

Posted: at 25-09-2011 11:01 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elozander at 25-09-2011 12:35 PM (11 years ago)
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bros u are rite, those in abroad let their kids get lose. and even the english is not coret
Posted: at 25-09-2011 12:35 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- kebella at 25-09-2011 12:41 PM (11 years ago)
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odikwa risky

Posted: at 25-09-2011 12:41 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- GOLDENMEDAH at 25-09-2011 01:34 PM (11 years ago)
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na mumu dey worry den...
Posted: at 25-09-2011 01:34 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyiis at 25-09-2011 02:41 PM (11 years ago)
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its really disturbing !!

Posted: at 25-09-2011 02:41 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- 1daful at 25-09-2011 04:35 PM (11 years ago)
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The ppl around me teach their kids their own language

Posted: at 25-09-2011 04:35 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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