Thursday, October 15, 2020

Language learnings- Once upon a time....

 Whenever we communicate, we try to speak in the language we are familiar with. Here, in Rajasthan, Sirohi, I try to speak Hindi whereas, my work demands are to help others learn English. Most of the time, people do not get out of their comfort zone to make mistakes and learn English. Shankar is an exception. He always tries to speak English. People mock him, make fun of him. He doesn't give a damn to all the trolls. He enjoys being himself and lets himself to be wrong at times. 

Over time, his English has improved in commendable ways. Apparently, he is in love with the word, 'apparently.' One of his frequent words. Jokes apart, whenever he wants to share a memory or his life experiences, he shares it in English without many efforts. Great progress indeed. 

Nevertheless, we are fortunate to listen to his liners, 'once upon a time, there's a tree.'  Sometimes, he coined words as well. "Mastripolation." "Opundefacation" are a few to mention.

The way Shankar learns the language inspires me to dabble with Hindi. Thanks, Shankar. 

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