Good question. i chose this question to answer. i will try my level best to answer this question. i will be happy if it gives you satisfaction. Now we will go to the answer.
your question is this: why yahoo is not allowing to post questions in hindi, tamil, and telugu languages, spoken by millions of people ?
Leave yahoo, first regional ministers are not able to speak in tamil or other regional languages in our Lok sabha or in Rajya sabha by which a cabinet minister is dragged into several controversies because he did not know hindi or english. we need a translator for this purpose. so, our business is laughed here itself.
First thing you need to do is WHAT Classified as a LANGUAGE! i am a tamil, but i am unable to talk a pure tamil like srilankan tamil. The madurai and tirunelveli tamils are pure whereas the madras tamil language is more awkward. Taking telugu, the pure telugu goes interior Andhra whereas in other parts the telugu is not pure.
we fight ourselves over classical languages. In india Jawaharlal Nehru assured all people to continue english as link language. Hence the english is the known language all over india. All people in india know english, can understand, can write.
please read the list of language families http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_language_families and in
i am also interested to see my language tamil in yahoo, but we should see the possibilities. The english is a world language. our questions or answers goes around the world. If i ask a question in tamil or answer a question in tamil, how many will respond ? i guess, maximum 300 to 400 tamil members only in yahoo. i exaggerated the figure.
similarly, there will be less than 300 members in all regional languages. If local language comes to force there may be additional members, no doubt, but tamil will answer to tamil, telugu answer to telugu, and other language people will answer to their own language. How my tamil question will be answered by oriya member ?
your question is out of enthusiasm and love over the languages particularly indian languages, but it is impossible to control because there are languages in the world like stars in the sky. As many as the stars in the sky.
Truth be told, there's no accurate way to measure how many languages there are. There's no way to tell the difference between a dialect and an actual language, and even more languages are created by the handful (that includes many forms of sign languages and computer languages).
There are National language, international language, regional language besides local language spoke by the tribes,tribes. Here we see ''narikoravars''. They talk different languages. They too now educated and they may also be given opportunity in yahoo.
There are a total of 23 european languages, 37 regional languages in india, three in china, one in japan, several unique to south america as well as hundreds in africa. then keep in mind cross cutting cleavage as imperialism took their languages with them!...i would say it is impossible to count.
D. S. Parlett's A Short Dictionary of Languages (1967) estimated the number of languages in the world at about 3000, rising to as many as 5000 if certain dialects were considered languages. As for what consitutes an actual language as distinguished from a dialect, there's a saying of unknown origin "A language is a dialect with an army and navy": the difference is often more political than linguistic. At any given time, some languages are in danger of extinction (defined as no longer anyone's mother tongue) and others are developing, usually as a result of isolation from other speakers. This will create more politics.
Totally, your question dividing india from ''one india'' in respect of yahoo answers.
@Edit: you please understand what i tell in my answers. i am also interested in regional languages and i am happy too. i also welcome it. i am saying about the practical difficulties to enforce a matter. we are not only divided by languages but also divided in following certain principles. The English is the only link language here. when i came to yahoo, many critisized me and advised me to learn english first. http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AipbyI2QgXYkZ.HELnkFD6.RHQx.;_ylv=3?qid=20090825173935AAKhb3WBy giving answers one by one, i learned to manage only and i agree i'm not thorough in english. English knowing Bapus are spread all over india, and in fact than their mother-tongue. it is a fact.
Thanks for the opportunity !!!
· 9 years ago