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For Indians English is a foreign language or adopted language ? Though it is a foreign language it is part n parcel of our working system;Do u read hindi newspaper or english paper first !! Like Sonia Gandhi is accepted as Indian bahu English is also accepted as a native language ! With in this country /Intra states we communicate mostly with English only for all pwactcial purposes !!
So why this hesitation to accept english is no more a foreign language ??

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Asked by Rose, 05 Apr '12 05:08 pm
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Although English is a foreign language, it has been accepted for use in administration and higher education. That way it is important past of our day to day lifeline for communication. I read English newspapers. Even if we do not accept it, Sonia is daughter in law because she married am Indian. There is no need to link status of Sonia to English language. These are separate issues.
Answered by Francisco, 05 Apr '12 06:55 pm

 
  
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Why gett'in so Hyper?
Chill girl. It's no more a foreign language and regarding people who think so, let them think.
Answered by Cartoon Network, 05 Apr '12 05:14 pm

 
  
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English will remain a foreign language irrespective of having been adopted by us mostly because of the MANSIKTAA of the Rulers. They are suffering from a sort of inferiority complex and just to show that they are not backward they even when they visit other countries unlike other Nation Heads viz China, Russia , Arab Countries etc communicate or deliver the speech in English in place of their Rajya Bhasha.
Perhaps Bharat is the only country where we are bound to exhibit INDIA alongwith BHARAT on the Coins. Why can we not have undo with India and remain Bhartiya only for all official and other practical purposes ..Why our Pradhan Mantri can not be identified and addressed as Bhartiya Pradhan Mantri in place of Indian Prime Minister . Abhi bhi hamari mansiktaa par gulami ki chhaya mandaraa rahi hein. Higher Studies mein global competition ke kaaran English padhane mein ki nuksaan nahin hein par hamein Hindi ko ignore nahin karanaa chaahiye.
Answered by nemi jain, 06 Apr '12 09:45 am

 
  
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English is a foreign language. It's adopted, but never a native language. We can say that English is one of the popularly used language for sure, but not a native language. FYI, when there are requirements of Native English speakers, only British, South African, Australian, American, Canadian, New Zealanders etc. are considered as Native Emglish Speakers.
Answered by manish varma, 05 Apr '12 08:22 pm

 
  
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English language is the highest used language in the world. Even if the govt calls it a foreign language it will remain the most used and popular language in India.
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 05 Apr '12 05:16 pm

 
  
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Adopted as a neccessary evil it is a foreign language and will always remain a foreign language. it is as simple as that,
Answered by rajan, 05 Apr '12 05:12 pm

 
  
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Your feeling shows the success of British expedition in spreading their wings. But we should know, they did this at the cost of our native language. To the extent of english language getting imprtance, to the equal extent, native languages will be negleted. When somebody is already part and parcel of a system, we fail to properly analyse the ill effects of such change. There may be so many people, who have good arguments in favour of english, but China could achieve No.2 position in world, without english language. Though I can better communicate through english than any other language, my thinking never failed to recognise the fault line.
Answered by dinkar shetty, 06 Apr '12 09:34 am

 
  
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