Language is a form of communication that is as old as man.This communication exists between man and his environment, animals,used as terminologies in different disciplines,exists as a form called “the sign language” for the deaf and dumb etc.
This form of communication is essential to man as ideas, words, feelings, and all such is being communicated among all.It can be expressed as formal and informal language indifferent to how it’s been used as there are different terminologies used to convey different meanings.
The formal language as implied is a form of language that is always used in official settings.This type of language is used in respectful manners, working environment, in writing of letters, memos, speeches and all sort.The formal language is always used between people of high pedigree, middle and even the low class as there are no barriers to language use.
The informal language as implied is a form of language that’s used in informal settings.This language is always used in social settings as there are no restrictions to its use.It’s used among peers of same age, used in addressing friends, social settings, used as shorthand in chatting, used mostly on the social media and much more.
The benefits of individuals expressing themselves in their local dialect can not be over emphasized as it fosters unity among various individuals, promotes inter tribal marriages, encourages individuals to learn languages different from theirs, promotes peace and love among its people.
Also, these languages could also have dire consequences as people who are indiferent to other languages could foster hatred, start up wars due to language difference, promotes partiality among individuals, as parent would always want their children to marry people of same tribe. This language indifference is a menace that has robbed nations of their joy and national prosperity.
The introduction of Western Language also has been a bane to the promotion of the individual languages. This introduction has caused many to dump their local languages for the foreign ones, it also has caused local languages go into extinction,etc. These foreign languages has also foster harmony, love, peace, as people of different languages live peaceably among each other, helped languages other than theirs to be learnt.
The use of different languages in communication can not be stopped as there will be interaction among different people.There also should be a balance between same languages, different languages, and the foreign ones as its use depends on the individuals.
Also, parents should teach their children their local language at a tender age to protect their heritage.Different languages should be introduced into the curriculum of different ministries of education around the world at the early stage of the primary education even up till the tertiary institutions.The government should also set up language schools across the nations.This helps different languages to be communicated among different people as being used by people of same dialect.
LETS TAKE A MOVE IN SAVING OUR LOCAL DIALECT BEFORE IT ULTIMATELY GO INTO EXTINCTION.