KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Armed Police Force of Nepal marked a significant development on Friday by establishing a Border Out Post (BOP) at Tinker, situated in the Darchula district, near the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. During the inauguration ceremony, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Banshiraj Dahal, who oversees the Border Security Department, underscored the paramount importance of border security and the role of the armed police. However, he did not address the ongoing language barrier challenge affecting border patrols.
Some words have a common and pleasant origin that reflects a specific culture and has a rich background. However, these words can become offensive when used pejoratively. For instance, words like "Bhaiya" and "Dhoti" are commonly used, but their derogatory usage has negatively impacted people.
At the global level, International Mother Language Day is being celebrated every year on 21st February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity as well as multilingualism. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) authenticated this idea of celebrating Mother Tongue Day.
Use of poetry in English language teaching at educational institutions appears to be very uncommon practice in Nepal. There are several reasons behind this. First, there are people who don’t see much value of it. They see value in learning math, science, engineering, and information technology that are believed to have prestige and offer better-paid jobs. For them, learning and doing poetry is whimsical and it’s for impulsive people. Second, they think it’s hard to understand poetry. Third, they think poetry writing is difficult and it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. So, poetry is avoided as much as possible. Even if it is taught, it is done as compulsion because it is in the textbooks. As a result, students have missed the opportunities to be creative and go beyond what is seemingly impossible.
Emotions are so close to us that we experience them on a daily basis, at the same time they so far from us that we don’t actually understand what they are, they are so hard to communicate. Language seems helpless and disable to project the depth of emotions.
With over one hundred languages spoken within the territory of 1,47,181 square kilometers, Nepal has faced the problem of accommodating lingual concerns of various ethnic communities. The constitution has recognized all mother tongues as national language and granted fundamental right to the citizens to pursue primary education in mother tongue.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Although Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara issued a ruling last week to remove some 'un-parliamentary words' spoken during heated exchanges between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and opposition lawmakers who were raising some critical questions in parliament last week, it will likely take a few months to decide which specific words to remove.
Learning a new language is no small feat. You will probably have to practice for months before you can even string together words to make a proper sentence. But let that not frustrate you and deter you from learning a new dialect.
DOLAKHA, Dec 18: Until a few years ago, chanting hymns in Sanskrit language was a regular activity at the Sanskrit Secondary School of Hilepani in Kalinchowk Rural Municipality-4. Since Sanskrit was a compulsory subject here, the only Sanskrit school in the district used to boast of its contribution in preserving the language.
WELLINGTON, Sept 19: A teenage thrash metal band screams out Maori lyrics in its latest videos. A popular radio host is learning New Zealand's indigenous language and sharing new vocabulary with his audience.
KATHMANDU, JULY 24: The classroom was packed with foreign students; teachers were lined up in the front to deliver lectures at the orientation class for the Nepali language course on Wednesday at the Campus of International Languages, Exhibition Road.
SINGAPORE, June 12: In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command as they began a historic summit in Singapore, according to a body language expert.
JANAKPUR, June 11: Province 2 has not been able to finalize its name and official language despite numerous attempts to reach consensus on the same. Lots of disputes have arisen on the issue as different parties are adamant on their own demands.
HETAUDA, May 16: Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said the youths should be made responsible for keeping alive the mother tongue, scripts and the cultural heritages of various ethnic groups, caste and communities that are on the verge of disappearance.
From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song lyrics of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, who both killed themselves after suffering from depression.
JANAKPUR, March 9: With the tussle between those for and against 'Hindi as the official language' of Province 2 growing, the language debate in the province has become complicated. The ruling and opposition parties are unlikely to resolve this debate anytime soon.
Scientists have found that a conversation between an adult and a child may change the child’s brain, and this back-and-forth conversation can be more critical to language development. The researchers found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: A two-day international conference on English Language Teaching and Practical Linguistics organized by the Department of English, Tribhuvan University, concluded on Saturday in the capital.
JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 8: With local youths not ready to accept the use of Hindi by political leaders of Province 2 during the first provincial assembly meeting Tuesday, tensions have worsened. Even though the leaders have defended their use of Hindi, stating that it is the easiest language medium for connecting the diverse communities in Madhes, the locals are not buying that argument.
RAJBIRAJ, Dec 25: The 15th International Maithili Conference has concluded in Rajbiraj, issuing the Rajbiraj Declaration containing a 13-point demand which includes making Maithili as the language of official use in Province 2.
In the year 2000, at an event in Florence, South Carolina, the then president of the US, George W. Bush, addressed the audience with this statement – “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” This subject-verb disagreement was one example of many grammatical errors that characterized the public speaking of the former US President.
BEIJING, July 17: In what can be taken as a move to further deepen its engagement with Nepal, China is expanding the Nepali language study course in the bachelor's level for Chinese students in its universities.
TIKAPUR, July 5: The newly-elected mayor and deputy mayor have assumed their offices in Tikapur Municipality. After assuming office, Mayor Tapendra Bahadur Rawal has already begun to work on some of the promises he had during his election campaign. He has decided to form a taskforce for the conservation and development of the Tharu language under a panel of experts. Before the polls, he had promised to work on making Tharu language an official language of business in a program organized by the Jaycees in Tikapur.
TASMANIA, 27 June 2017: Nepali language is now the second most commonly spoken language other than English in Tasmania. According to the freshly-published results of Population Census 2016, Nepali comes only next to Chinese in terms of foreign languages spoken in the island state.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Around 69,000 Nepali youths have appeared in the Korean Language test this year in pursuit to secure jobs through widely acclaimed Employment Permit System (EPS) of the South Korean government.