One of 22 scheduled languages in India, Oriya is used by over 40 million people worldwide. Spoken in Jharkhand District, Midnapore in West Bengal, Seraikela Kharsawan, Bastar in Chhatisgarh and Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, it is the mother tongue of the people of Orissa.
Influenced royally by two major languages, Assamese and Bengali, Oriya belongs to the Indo Aryan language family. Interestingly enough, despite being under Mughal dominion for a long time, the Oriya language seems to be have been somehow evaded Arabic and Persian influence.
Now let’s see how long it will take for you to relearn the Odiya language.
The process of figuring out how long it will take for you to re-learn any language is divided into two steps. Step number one is assessing yourself and step number two is decision-making. Let’s first approach step number one. This includes assessing yourself and your memory. Step number one is divided into three subdivisions. The first subdivision would be to figure out how much you remember in regards to the language. Do you remember the majority of the language, are you still well-versed with the basics of the language, is your vocabulary still as vast as it was and are you still aware of the sentence formation rules in regards to the language. This subdivision assesses how much do you truly remember when we consider the language of Odiya. Furthermore, this also assesses how long it will take for you to learn the language. For example, if you remember quite a bit of the language then you will automatically take very little time to relearn the language.
The second subdivision includes Assessing how much you remember vaguely. This subdivision focuses on those aspects of the language that you haven’t forgotten completely but doesn’t remember thoroughly either. You probably have a very ambiguous memory of those aspects of the language. Therefore, these require you to revise them. Of course, depending on how you remember them, the time of revision may vary. But this would most definitely not take you too long to revise. It will take you much longer when compared to those things that you remember perfectly. Finally, we move on to the last subdivision which is the true deciding factor of how long it takes for you to relearn Odiya. This subdivision assesses how much you have completely forgotten in regards to the language. Once you note down how much you remember perfectly and how much you remember vaguely it is time to evaluate how much you have completely forgotten.
If you haven’t forgotten as much then you won’t take as long to relearn the language but on the contrary, if you seem to have forgotten a lot then you might need professional help to relearn the language. Now we move on to the deciding factors. When it comes to the time taken to relearn the language, it automatically depends on what method you use to relearn the language. So if you remember quite a lot, then, in my opinion, you should opt for self-learning. You can quickly graze through and learn all the things that you seem to have forgotten and remember very vaguely. But if you have forgotten quite a lot then you are going to be in need of a professional guide or maybe professional classes. Either way, this method will take much longer to relearn the language than self-learning.
Oriya evolved from the Eastern Magadhi Apabhramsa, together with the Bengali and Assamese, with roots referring back to the 10th century. The Sanskrit language influenced the Oriya language in the 16th &17th centuries, however for unknown reasons, the Oriya language took to an entirely different approach during the 17th and 18th centuries. The language of Oriya can be classified as emerged from five different periods.
Old (10th century – 1300)
Early (1300 – 1500)
Middle(1500 – 1700)
Late (1700 – 1850)
Modern (1850 to the present day)
It is a well accepted fact that the Modern Oriya language has descended from the type of Prakrit, known as Pali or Magadhi, which was common in Eastern India around 1500 years ago.