lawgon at au-kbc.org
Sat Jan 10 07:51:56 CET 2009
On Saturday 10 Jan 2009 12:07:05 pm Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:
> > Your being non-english medium educated has no bearing on your using
> > shortened words. Lots of English-medium educated people us such words
> > too.
> I studied in an "English Medium" school throughout my 10 years of
> schooling. However, apart from picking up formal English language lessons,
> it did nothing to help me to use English as a daily medium of communication
> because we always used to talk in the mother tongue at school.
anyway, I have seen that people with poor communication skills in English have
even poorer communication skills in their mother tongue. I once rejected a
poorly written job application and asked the person to re present it with
proper grammar and spelling and got a long missive basically saying that his
language was Kannada and he was being forced to use an alien tongue -
English. I replied in Kannada asking him to submit his application in
Kannada - he was unable to read my reply!
I have lots of correspondence with people from non-english backgrounds. Their
choice of words and grammatical constructions are sometimes very peculiar -
but they *do* succeed in communicating. And communicating effectively.
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