Thursday, December 2, 2010

Multilingual

So Sandeep and I were having a regular phone conversation and I said something in Marathi. Our conversations are generally a mixture of Hindi and English, and we use Marathi occasionally since we both know it. 

"Our conversations are so multilingual!" he said. 

"I know! I'm just short of speaking in Konkani (his mother tongue) and you, in Tamil (my mother tongue - mother's tongue actually since my dad's family is Punjabi) and then it would really be a multilingual conversation," I added. "Maybe we should brush up on our French as well so that we could use even that in our conversations."

"I know a little bit of German too," he said.

I got to say, just because you listen to Rammstein, doesn't mean you know German.