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mother tongue


Definition of mother tongue

1: one's native language

2: a language from which another language derives


When we describe our mother tongue, we reference communication that speaks to us, both literally and figuratively: We understand it, we embrace the familiarity of it, and in using it to express sentiment, we are our truest selves. What is unconventional to one is the source of identity for another. 

Here at Mother Tongue, we use the materials that speak to us, regardless of origin or atypicality. We believe inspiration abounds the world over, waiting to call out and reflect who we are.