Topic: English language Satan or Saraswati.
English is good or bad?
Name: Jasani Nidhi
Submitted to: M.K. Bhavnagar University, Department of English
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Everything in world has two sides. One coin has two part or sides. We found everything has two part god side and bad side. Same thing we found in ‘English Language’, some says it is god and some says it is bad especially in country like India. In India we found so many languages, each stat have their own language. We have one Gujarati idiom or proverb “Bar gave bolibadlai” it means after some distance orremoteness language of people is change. In India we found there is always conflict regarding doable face of English language, is English harmful or helpful?
· Positive side of English language (English as Saraswati)
The rise of English has mainly taken place in India over the last two or three decades. In present time English become ‘global language’ because in world wild millions of people use it as their native (mother) language and millions of children used to learn English in their school. That is why English is famous language. English became status language among the Indian people. Indian person who know English and speak English is fell superior then other people. English makes us different from other people. English is language of status.
English language is only medium to communicate with other country. English is international language; rather we can say language of global communication. English is helpful to establishing good relation and communist with other countries. Through English we deeply study and come to know about different background and culture of different country. Through internet we study culture of nay country, every country introduce their culture in English language.Mobile, laptop and any other electric devise we found English is there, without knowing English we can’t operate those devise. In social media we found lots of use of English language, even when we need help of Google or any kind of Google search we need English language. Even one can search in any other language like Hindi or Spanish they must give command to Google only in English though one search for their native language. Google understand only English and this is the biggest advantage of English language. Other advantage of English is, very helpful when we go outside of our native place or out of country. It happened with some of my friends. They go outside, suddenly they forgot their path and they lost in unknown place. They all are varied because on one knows English, and people surround them they only understand English. One of them know little English, with the use of English they reach right place. At that time we can says that English is proved as helper (Saraswati) for them.
At some point English is became ‘LinguaFranca’. LinguaFranca is Latin word. Dictionary meaning of Linguafranca is ‘a common language consisting of Italian mixed with French, Spanish, and Greek and Arabic that was formally spoken in Mediterranean ports, other is something resembling a common language (- Merriam Webster). In very simple way linguafranca is language which is used as common among people, and English is linking language. The term linguafranca becomes so common that it continued to be used for any ‘universal’ language. English is became global linguafranca.
English is thread language of communication in trade and business. Through English we do successful baseness outside of our country, and urn more and more money. English is the best helper for doing baseness in other country. During mid-twentieth century many colonies and country became independent, they take English as their official or semi-official language. English is the language of all kind of field like, commerce, economy, politics, science and technology, and all kind of knowledge is available in English language. More than 80% people use English for academic and social purpose. English is the most spoken language, with use of this language one can communicate with people of any country. Now days we found that any kind of forms whether it is academic, official, governmental, banking and any kind of form are in English.Without knowing English how one can fill those forms, for filling the form we need English language.
Why English is global language? Because it is the language we found everywhere, here and read every day, even in packaging of small chocolate. People used to send their children in English medium school. English is most spread over world wild and most spoken language. Number of country in the even through Hindi, Chinese Spanish and many other have number of native speakers speaks in English language. There is so many advantage of English language.
· Negative side of English language ( English as Satan)
English language is good but we found there is bad side of English. First I would like to say that English is language of colonialism. We found bad impact on native speaker and native language also. At some point we found that class discrimination, a person who speaks in English language in regular life they feel that they are superior then non English speaker people. There is lack of appropriate word, how one can introduce their culture through English. There are linguistic gapes. Because there is some words only used in native language, there are not found in English. For example a word like “khichdi” is not found in English language, there are so many Indian words are not available in English. So how one can truly expresses and introduces their culture without knowing proper word of the cultural or native word, and how one can understand this kind of word without context or meaning of the word. Sometime person feel ‘poor’ when it comes to expresses their feeling, ideas and emotion in English language, they don’t know proper word in English for the word of their native language. When reading any kind of English writing sometimes one cannot understand or found appropriate meaning of the word, so it create lack of pleasure, sometime cannot rich to original meaning of the word and paragraph. That’s why one can’t get pleasure. When any little child (other language speaker) sends to study in English medium school, at that time child became confuse. Child has to give more attention and concentration on other language. Because of giving attention to that, sometime creativeness of the child is died. From this perspective English is killer of the creativity of children.
English as global language is good but some question is raised up in my mind that which English is used as global language. There is American English and British English. We found spellings of some words are different and some pronunciation of word are different, for example spelling of “colour” is not right in American English, it is not accepted in computer also, for this the right spelling of the word is “color”, at this state one became confused that which one is right and which one is wrong. Because when we wright word “color” in exam paper is wrong, when we type “colour” is wrong, there are so many word like this word.We also found some grammatical errors or mistake and vocabulary difference
(Wikipedia, English as global language).
So it is big question that which English is correct English, that’s why it is difficult to accept English as global language (which English is original English? Which English is used as global language?).
At some point we found English is assassination or destroyer language of other languages. English became popular among people, so native speaker used to speak in English, that’s why importance of native language is go down. English makes other language unnecessary, it make people unwilling or unable to learn other language. People think that they use English only so no need to learn other language. There is a different between death of language and murder of language, death of language means language itself is going to died (language is disappears naturally) whereas killing of language means with the more use of one language and other language is not in much use that’s why gradually language is dead. For example in India ‘Sanskrit’ is going to death and with the use of English language much other Indian language is killed like Hindi, Gujarati and many other (almost died). Now days we found that native language is almost remove form the news, social media also from education system.
Here some good and some wicked part of English language. For sum-up we can says that it is very difficult task to find out negative side of English language, but there are bad part of English. At some level English is as global language is god but in some point English is not good. English is helpful to understand what American or foreign think about us. Through studying English Gandhi and other freedom fighter defeat British people, because one must defeat person through knowing their language. English became weapon to fight with British people
(Wikipedia, English language British). It is useful to
fill up any kind of forms and many other things.
Sometime people cannot understand word properly and create misunderstanding. People need other peoples help to feel up the forms, sometime they feel sham that’s why they cannot understand what is it and give wrong information. We found there lots of good side and bad side of English language. I found that there is good or positive side of English more than negative or bad side of English. In short English is helpful and useful language.
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