Languages are the beauty of India. With distinct boundaries, India seems to have many dialects, conversational linguistics and also scripts. It is interesting to note that certain languages like Tulu do not seem to have a written method. These must have evolved due to families cross mingling or speaking languages akin to the main language.
Over a period of time, dialects seem to be the formal tone of conversation in most families. A place like Punjab itself has various tones, words and mannerisms select to the place. The pind or the faraway villages have an authentic way to speak Punjabi which gradually changes as one reaches Haryana.
The urban kind of Punjabi has many words in English or Hindi and the tone is a bit away from the key language. Going to the east there are many languages like Oriya, Bengali, Assamese which for a onlooker may sound similar but there are distinct rendition in speaking the same. Due to the homogeneous nature of urban lands and cross state moving due to employment and academics, one can see many people adapting graciously to the regional language.
It is amazing to see a Tamilian speaking Marathi in Maharashtra or a Gujarati giving a verbal demonstration of his Tamil proficiency. There are other languages like Bhotia, Gondi, Chang, Konyak and Pawi among others which are non scheduled languages in India. Languages are owing to states and also the dialects get formed due to vagabonds or border situations. The Kerala Brahmins speak a language which is a mixture of Tamil and Malyalam. The rituals also resemble two cultures and yet the simplicity is maintained as per the heritage.
The Konkani spoken in Mangalore, Dharwad and Goa is different and distinct. Hindi being the official language of India the students have a natural skill to master the language. The scriptures are usually in Sanskrit and yet we find many Hindus speaking a confident expression in Urdu. Language schools are recognized even in the university level which enables us to learn other languages apart from our own mother tongue.
INDIA LANGUAGES WEBSITES DIRECTORY
languages of the country – Learn about the Indian national languages recognized by the Indian constitution.
ciil.org/ – Central Institute of Indian Languages. Department of Secondary and Higher Education – Government of India. Helps to co-ordinate the work of the State Institute of Languages, Tribal Research Institutes and Bureaus, University Departments of languages and linguistics and other academic bodies/organizations.
people language/ – Offers a list of Indian languages spoken.