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|Subject:||Importance of using the alphabet of one's own language|
|Question:||It is possible to write Bengali online. But it is difficult compared to English. Therefore, many people in my country (Bangladesh) are using English alphabet to write Bengali. That is, they are using English letters to write Bengali sentences in Facebook, emails, and other online sites. The number of people who are doing this is increasing day by day. I was wondering how this will affect my language. I guess this practice is very bad for the future of Bengali. I would like to have a more clear idea about the impact of ignoring Bengali alphabet while writing in Bengali. In general, I want to know about the importance of practicing one's own language and keeping the identity of a language. Could you recommend me some good research articles, other articles, books, or websites related to this topic? Thank you.|