Mother Language Day
Do you love your native language? Then you should celebrate it in the future! And always on February 21! That is International Mother Language Day. It has been celebrated every year since 2000. UNESCO established the day. UNESCO is a United Nations (UN) organization. They are concerned with topics in science, education, and culture. UNESCO strives to protect the cultural heritage of humanity. Languages are a cultural heritage too. Therefore, they must be protected, cultivated, and promoted. Linguistic diversity is commemorated on February 21. It is estimated that there are 6,000 to 7,000 languages worldwide. Half of those, however, are threatened by extinction. Every two weeks, a language is lost forever. Yet each language is an enormous wealth of knowledge. The knowledge of a nation's people is gathered in languages. The history of a nation is reflected in its language. Experiences and traditions are also passed on through language. For this reason, the native language is an element of every national identity. When a language dies out, more than just words are lost. And all of this is meant to be commemorated on February 21. People should understand what meaning languages have. And they should reflect upon what they can do to protect languages. So show your language that it's important to you! Perhaps you could bake it a cake? And put nice fondant writing on it. In your "mother language", of course!
Guess the language!
______ is the native language of about 12 million people.
It is counted among the West Slavic languages.
______ and Slovakian are very similar to each other.
This is due to the common history of both countries.
Still, the languages are different from each other in a few ways.
Younger ______s and Slovaks sometimes have difficulty understanding each other.
There are also speakers, however, who use a hybrid language.
Spoken ______ is very different from the written form.
It could be said that standard or high ______ only exists in the written form.
It is only spoken at official occasions or in the media.
This strict separation is an important hallmark of the ______ language.
______ grammar is not simple.
For example, there are seven cases and four genders.
Regardless, learning it is a lot of fun.
You will discover so many new things in the process.