Have you ever wondered to know the sweetest language in the world ? This is indeed a tough question to answer as it is linked with our emotion. Every language has a long cherished history behind it, though it is not possible to point out the exact date from which we have started using the particular language. There are many languages which are not relevant today or failed in the ‘Struggle for the existence’ and became history for us. Sanskrit which is known as the mother of all languages is struggling for her existence.
Evolution of language is a never ending process and will continue till the end of human life in the world. From the posture and gesture to the verbal communication, from the image inscription to a writing language, the language has developed more and more throughout the time. As a part of the evolution, some of the languages became most popular based on the number of the speakers, for example, Chinese (1st position in the world with highest speakers) and Hindi placed in 4th position.
In the recent time attempts were made to know the sweetest language in the world. There was a campaign in social media to vote for the sweetest language in the world. I was also curious to know the position of my mother tongue (Bengali) in the list. As everybody does, I have googled my query without wasting a second. The result was a pleasant surprise for me, appearing ‘Bengali’ as the sweetest language in the world. It states “If a message circulating on a social networking site like Twitter and Facebook is to be believed, Bengali has been voted the sweetest language in the world. Conducted by UNESCO, the vote ranks Spanish and Dutch as the second and third sweetest tongues respectively.” On the initial stage, I was not been able to convince myself as it seems like an algorithmic error from the Google’s end. When I scrolled down the page for details I found a good number of the leading news sites was supporting the claim though no satisfactory explanation has been given on which ground Bengali became the sweetest one.
“Bengali” the sweetest language in the world: Reason behind it
To understand a logic behind it, I asked my friend Subir Basak (Asst. Prof., Bengali) to go through the matter and to explain it. Though it is premature to put a conclusion on it but I found his explanation logical. Every language has some primary alphabet or vowels which will produce a unique sound and also responsible for making sound sweeter. He compared English and Bengali language where English has only 5 vowels Bengali have 7 Vowels. While explaining the topic he took one Bengali Dictionary to show the origin and evolution of Bengali words. Bengali as a language accepted words from different language and modified those according to her needs. Any word which is simple and easy to pronounce gives more space for introspection and so for imagination. Apart from that the rich cultural heritage of Bengali language which bears the tale of Bengali society where we find the participation of common people in developing language is remarkable and reduces the gaps between humanly created societies. When a language is acceptable to the every section of people it surely acts as a bridge for connecting hearts. The history of the Bengali language is nothing but the tale of connecting hearts which makes Bengali as the sweetest language in the world.
At the last but not least, it is a developing stage of our understanding and we are looking for official data to verify the claim that Bengali is the sweetest language in the world. I will keep uploading the article based on the available information. It is surely a proud moment for Bengali people and for non-Bengali people it will enable them to understand the Bengali language, her rich culture and history.
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