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Voices In my house there is always a constant language barrier The fact that my mother and father both speak English and Dutch with easy is no big problem But my father who can speak up to eight different languages seems to have the most problems with it Form time to time he will use a Portuguese word in place of an English word It takes patience on my part which I have very little of to understand and to let him catch to what his brain is thinking When he does he corrects himself and carries on not realizing how confused me can make me The Dutch we speak in our house is our language Although I wasnt born in the Netherlands both my parents were My sister and I both know the language very well using it on the phone with relatives in and around the house and some times in everyday talking It bring to me a sense of family the way my mom rolls the r in my name the way my dad mispronounces some words and the way my sister can speak so fluently in Dutch This is a close comparison to Richard Rodriguezs Aria who also felt that his national language was that of a family The fact that both his and my family never use our national language out side the house is in direct conflict of what Gloria Anzalduas essay How to Tame a Wild Tongue says about where a language should be used Richard Rodriguez brought up in a family who speaks Spanish in the house alone was forced to learn the English language as a public language as he called it When forced to use the English language in his familys home he felt striped of his dignity He no longer felt that close knit family tie shared through his familys language In his essay he says Again and again in the days
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