Language is a manipulative skill like mathematics and music.
The brain uses the same part of the brain to deal with all three and recognises them as manipulative skills.
The brain does not know the difference between language, music and mathematics.
Schools should focus on the brain when taking the students through the three subjects.
The brain can be divided into nine parts or nine intelligences.
It’s wrong to impose a national or official language on the people. It’s about having choices.
If the people are left to themselves, they would find ways and means to communicate.
That exercise would unite the people and throw up a new language as lingua franca.
Malaysians know many languages but are not good in any of them including their mother tongues.
Teaching is the best form of learning. Tutor poor students foc in a language.
As you teach, you will learn as well.
How good a teacher becomes depends on the students. The more questions students ask, the better a teacher becomes.
Bahasa Melayu . . .
The original script for Bahasa (Sanskrit word) Melayu (from the Tamil Malay for hill/mountain) was Indian. Bahasa Melayu is an Indian language based on a Cambodian (Austronesian) dialect, Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali.
The Malay language was the lingua franca in the Archipelago.
It was used by many Rulers. That doesn’t mean they were Malays.