Indianism Woes

The concept of the 'mother tongue' is very Indian, if only because we have so many languages in so many different states.

Most children start off by growing up surrounded by this regional language - from their parent speaking it (hence the epithet of mother-tongue) to the people at school etc. Unfortunately, my family travelled a lot, so I had contact with several languages growing up and never managed to fully grasp this elusive mother-tongue because - well - we all just spoke English at home.

Needless to say, this did impact my ability to answer this question incorrectly. The teacher was not pleased with my 'back-talking', alas :P 

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