gengaraj.p Started The Discussion:
Dear HR folks, Nowadays almost everyone is having mother tongue influence, so how to get rid of it. Is there any solution to it ? Regards Genga
Posted 15th July 2010 From India, Madras

Yes. Cut the Tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nor would there be Wagging Tongues n Nor would there be the Influence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 15th July 2010 From India, Mumbai
Dear Genga,

It will take time to get rid of MTI factor during communication. Just listen English news daily & note down the word which you are not able to pronounce correctly. Practice uttering these words/sentences loudly in front of mirror, this will not only improve your pronunciation but also improve your confidence of speaking without MTI effect.

Posted 15th July 2010 From India, Pune
Hi Gengaraj,

1) Read English newspaper everyday for 1 hour.

2) Stand before a mirror and speak in English for 15-20 mins.

3) Speak loud, English tongue twisters for 15-20 mins

4) Watch English new channels like NDTV, CNN etc.,

If you do these things regularly for few months, I can assure you that there would a change in your MTI.
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Hyderabad
hi all,

here the thread started with avoiding MTI, there was nothing asked about English language. But answers are mainly focusing on the English language.

I wonder why Indians alone have this affection towards English....whats harm in communicating in our own mother tongue....
In France people speak french, in Belgium speak Dutch, in Srilanka speak singalam, in Russia russian and so on....

this is my personal views...I may be wrong also...others can comment
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Madras
hi ganga,

follow the steps as said above, i would not like to copy from others PROs so follow them.

How i got rid of my mother tongue influenxe is that...

i read english newspaper loudly for almost a month, read few homonyms and understood, tongue twister( thats the first one you should do). listen to others who speak fluently and speak to them regularly...Practice, Practice and practice..thats all i could say...however the efficiency would be dependent on you. how much you will contribute towards your MTI avoid.
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Bangalore
Thanks for the steps you have taken to correct my problem. I have catched the point. keep rocking. I just
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Madras
Dear Friend,

to my knowledge mother tongue is like a mother, we can not come out easily from mother tongue influence even it is not at all a mistake . we have to give respect to mother tongue at the same time we have to learn different language,especially English as you know these days English language is playing major role for getting jobs or growing carrier wise so while talking English or any other language just forgot your mother tongue for the time being and think in that language which you are talking . I am sure you may easily overcome from this problem.

I wish you all the best.
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Shabana,

What is your mother tounge? The mother tounge influence is a problem when speaking in English in India. If my experience is anything to go by, it's not a major problem when speaking in Indian languages.

As far as your claim that people in France, etc using their own mother tounge, they were not subjected to foreign rule for hundreds of years by the English. Has not the Persian language, which was alien to India before the Moghuls, influnced Hindi language? For a person whose forefathers migrated from Tamil Nadu to Karnataka, which is the mother tounge? Tamil that is spoken at home (which he does not know how to read or write) or Kannada (which he studies in till 11year old), or Hindi (the national language, studied as a compulsory language), or English in which he has studied all subjects from the age of 11?

The countries that you have mentioned developed scientifically and industrially without the help of the English; also, they do not have so many "mother tounges" in their countries.

Have a nice day.

A retired academic in the UK
Posted 16th July 2010 From United Kingdom
Hi, thanks for your was just my opinion about the grace for English..but your pt is valid...
Posted 16th July 2010 From India, Madras


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