Referring to these two posts from Jithin and Sweety, let me add a picture of my writing in mother tongue. It has easily been 2 decades that I haven’t written in Malayalam. Since I was raised away from Kerala, I knew nothing about reading and writing in my mother tongue. I learnt the language with the help of a tutor who teaches in small school in Kerala when I was there for a vacation in my childhood. He taught me the basics over a week, then it took me ages to learn the language. Still I cannot read quickly as the natives, nor can I write well. The best thing about Malayalam is that even when you know to read, you still won’t be able to write without plenty practice.
The above words mean, ‘Malayalam is a scary language.’ Yes it is 😛
I don’t even know if I have got it right, but I did get help of an online editor so that I don’t embarrass myself much 😀