Telugu is a South-Central Dravidian language with the third largest number of native speakers in India (75 million). It is primarily spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India. Inscriptions containing Telugu words claimed to "date back to 400 BC" Written materials in Telugu date from 633 AD. Telugu literature begins with an 11th-century translation of the Sanskrit classic Mahabharata. Until the second half of the 20th century, Telugu was written in a classical style that was very different from the spoken Language. During the second half of the 20th century, a new written standard emerged based on modern spoken Telugu.
Nhien D McCormick
I am of course Vietnamese and Vietnamese language is my mother tongue. French was my second language during the period from Primary School to University. English and Russian were one of these mandatory languages in University at the time of me so I decided English was my third language. My husband is British and he was also ever a teacher of science in English for an international school in Vietnam. We only have a Princess in high school (Grade 7) in the city of Mandurah, Western Australia. Our daughter loves to read books in English and Vietnamese so she is also very good at speaking and writing both English and Vietnamese. Thanks for reading my story
Please visit http://silvialozeva.com/my-services/my-languages-and-translations/ I have interest in languages. Very strong interest, indeed. If I could take a year off, it would be study another language. English is my fourth language. Some other languages I speak are Bulgarian (native), Russian (studies for 9 years at school and lived in Russia for a year), Macedonian (virtually a dialect of Bulgarian or visa-versa), Czech and Slovak (lived in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia for 2 years combined), French (my third language, studied during high school), and my latest language is Korean (I am learning Korean through self-study books and through translating Korean movies and drama in Bulgarian). If you are interested in having lessons to improve your writing or to pass IELTS, please contact me. To visit my blog page in Bulgarian please visit Eastern Spirit Forum "We communicate, therefore we are" (my motto)
Peter Chang Liu
With native fluency in Mandarin, I am always proud of my bilingual skills. During the past six years at Perth, where I started and graduated from a Bachelor degree in Engineering at Curtin University, I have been pleased to be the witness to see an increasing number of people sparked their interest in China and learning Mandarin, regardless of their backgrounds and age. History, culture and customs regarding China have been appealing to me since I was a student at primary school, and there is enormous sense of satisfaction for me when I share my knowledge and personal experiences towards those topics or teach how to speak Mandarin with my friends or even strangers coming from diversified countries. Interestingly, I have discovered that mentoring young people and influencing them positively could have me feel quite cheerful and energetic. I love Chinese calligraphy and Chinese composition, and luckily I have further developed my interests into a professional level, i.e., being a NAATI accredited professional translator (English->Chinese). A more prosperous Australia-China bilateral cooperation is right under way, and it is not only solely for economic and political purpose to know more/learn about Mandarin, but meanwhile, to enhance the degree of cultural diversity in Australia. I will devote myself into promotion of Mandarin among local communities now and in the future.