How to use Mother-tongue in a sentence
Only a very small proportion was translated into his mother tongue.
He understood German and Greek as well as his mother-tongue, and could express himself fluently in Latin.
A child learning the mother tongue has to understand, in a sense his life depends on it.
The medium of instruction in the lower standards is the mother tongue of the children.
In a wider sense it may be extended to include all who inhabit Maharashtra and speak Mahratti as their mother-tongue.Advertisement
The language was Western Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus and his apostles.
Though only sixteen he understood Latin, German and Italian as well as his mother tongue.
At the same time the prevalent tone of the populace was, no doubt, Hellenistic, as is shown by the fact that the Jews who settled there acquired Greek in place of Aramaic as their mother-tongue, and in its upper circles Alexandrian society under the Ptolemies was not only Hellenistic, but notable among the Hellenes for its literary and artistic brilliance.
They made their appeal in the mother tongue to all men who could read and think, and sought to reduce the controversy to its most direct practical issue.
The mother-tongue of this mixed race is Spanish, with an infusion of Mexican words; and a large proportion cannot speak any native dialect.Advertisement
At the Diet of 1825, when the motion for founding a Hungarian academy was made by PM Nagy, who bitterly reproached the Magyar nobles for so long neglecting their mother-tongue, Szechenyi offered to contribute a whole year's income (60,000 florins) towards it.
Whenever Hurley feels the least bit energetic, she is taking Hindu lessons, the mother tongue of Nayar.
The normal rule is that interpreters convert spoken statements from another language into their own mother tongue.
We look at both the mother tongue language assistant and the qualified mother tongue language assistant and the qualified mother tongue teacher.
Both du Bellay and Ronsard laid stress on the necessity of prudence in these borrowings, and both repudiated the charge of wishing to latinize their mother tongue.Advertisement
Not the least important of these influences is the sentimental sympathy felt for those who are supposed to be deprived of the use of their mother-tongue, and who are subjected to the hardship of learning an alien one.
Meanwhile a great part of the Jewish people was living dispersed among the cities of the Greek world, speaking Greek as their mother-tongue, and absorbing Greek influences in much larger measure than their brethren of Palestine.
Thus isolated questions on details of grammar would disappear from papers on the mother-tongue and on foreign languages, in which the test would consist mainly or entirely of composition and translation.
The inhabitants of this tract are Persians or Arabs who by domicile and intermarriage with Persians have lost nearly all their racial and most of their social characteristics, but retain a dialect of Arabic as their mother tongue.
When Arabic is mentioned as the language of Morocco it is seldom realized how small a proportion of its inhabitants use it as their mother tongue.Advertisement
It was a marked characteristic of the Renaissance in France to appropriate the spoils of Greece and Rome for the profit of the mother tongue.
Old Persian.This is the language of the ancient Persians operly so-called,3 in all probability the mother-tongue of Middle rsian of the Pahiavi texts, and of New Persian.
At Incisa and at Pisa he had learned his mother-tongue.
The preachers were picturesque figures in long russet dress down to the heels, who, staff in hand, preached in the mother tongue to the people in churches and graveyards, in squares, streets and houses, in gardens and pleasure grounds, and then talked privately with those who had been impressed.
He also-founded a school,the first in which the mother-tongue took the place of Greek.Advertisement
All Spanish translations are undertaken by translators with Spanish as their mother tongue to ensure grammatical, lexical, stylistic and cultural accuracy.
We look at both the mother tongue language assistant and the qualified mother tongue teacher.
This often happens when children speak a pidgin as their first language or mother tongue.
Formerly the Czech labourers, artisans and domestic servants who came to Vienna were somewhat ashamed of their mother-tongue, and anxious to conceal that evidence of their origin as speedily as possible.
The mother tongue needs to be well developed to promote cognitive development in a second language.
Thus in 1900 out of a total civil population of 8,132,740, whose mother-tongue is not Magyar, 1,365,764 could speak Magyar.
He made the world of men and things his study, learned to write his mother-tongue with idiomatic conciseness, and nourished his imagination on the masterpieces of the Romans.
The schedule adopted contains in addition to the standard subjects of sex, age, civil condition, birthplace, occupation and infirmities, columns for mother-tongue, religion and sect, and caste and sub-caste.
Students whose mother tongue has a non-roman alphabet are often slower learners at first.
German is now spoken by up to 100 million people as their mother tongue tho English remains the lingua franca.
My children's mother tongue My three children's mother tongue is British Sign Language.
Religious denomination, another of the general subjects suggested, is of considerably more importance in some countries than in others, and the same may be said of nationality, which is often usefully supplemented by the return of mother-tongue.
The boundary between the Danish and German languages is approximately a line running from Flensburg south-west to Joldelund and thence north-west to Tondern and the North Sea coast; not more than 15% of the entire population of the province speak Danish as their mother-tongue, but the proportion is far larger for Schleswig alone, where there is also a considerable bilingual population.