PROMOTE OUR MOTHER TONGUE – Chimezhim Ephraim

These write up is based on our Ekpeye couples, today, is hardly to find in our Ekpeye family children brought up with Ekpeye language.

Most of our parent today prefer teaching our children English, and as a matter of fact (pidgin English) in that matter making our children unable to speak good and Ekpeye language.

My point here is that our people should try as much as they can to teach our children our Ekpeye language, its side effect are much more than the benefit, People of old make sure that children of then are able to speak Ekpeye fervently.

Our children go to school to learn more especially how to read and write, so teaching in English is necessary that [children] learn how to speak good English, but once they are at home they should communicate with dialect.

LET US LOOK AT THE BENEFIT

*If our children speak our language it makes it easy to communicate with the aged once.

*If our children speak our language it makes them gain more favour.

*If our children speak our language it makes them promote their culture.

*If our children speak our language it is an identity of who and were you come from.

THE EFFECT

*Most of our children who don’t know how to speak our language they find it difficult associating with elderly ones.

*They find it difficult to say who they are and where they come from, ie inability to pronounce their community and family name very well. Etc

So our parents should please teach our children how to speak Ekpeye language very well, the way you were taught to promote the language. [Americans promote their language and that is why we are speaking and learning it today] Ekpeye promote your mothers tongue.

MEKA NI OH

Written by Egbe Buduzhi

For EKPEYE TV © 2019

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