Ndikuza kuhandiika eki, Mutahi Wangye,omuhandiiki Sue Nyakubaya Nhevera okuruga omu ihanga rya mashuma ga Africa, Zimbabwe niwe yampire omuhimbo obuyahandiika aha rurimi rwe (Shona) https://amarionline.wordpress.com/2021/06/11/beauty-of-the-mother-tongue/ ninyijuka nkashemererwa munonga nobu nabaire ntarukurumanya,kikampa amaani. Omweshongozi Paulo Kafeero omukyeshongoro kye, “Olurimi Lwange” natangazibwa eminyeeto yahati erikwanga endimi zekizaarwa ngu nezabatashomire. Ekyandetera nahandiika omu runyankole nokworeka ngu titushemereire kushwaara kurugamba ninga kuruhandiika.
Ijo omukwakabiri,munywani wangye Vivian akantayayira yantonera akatabo kemicwe nentwaaza yabanyankore, karimu ebyevugo,ebitebyo hamwe nenfumu. Okushoma orunyankore tikyatandika hati,ira nkiri muto,nkashoma,’Kengoro na Rutaro’,’Ishe katabaazi’ na ‘Abagyenda bareeba’.
Now let me get to the language we romanticize, whoever speaks/writes good English is taken to be brilliant,classy. In the advocacy week, my colleague, Sue Nyakubaya wrote an insightful post about loving our mother toungues and she wrote it in Shona. So we can say that her advocacy worked.Vernacular speaking is punishable in schools and this limits communication and development. We have black Europeans who worship the language and even try to guide on pronunciations.
Mother tongue is the language which a child starts hearing after being born and thus, it also helps in providing a definite shape to our emotions and thoughts. Learning in your mother tongue also is crucial in enhancing other skills such as critical thinking, skills to learn a second language and literacy skills.
So dear reader, you can begin by commenting on the post in your mother language and then translate to the language we romanticize (English). Love your mother language. We should be a generation that is not born free but one born to free Africa from the chains of the English language.I