il Thu, 8 May 2003 05:49:10 +0900, "Josef 'Jupp' Schugt" <jupp / gmx.de>
ha scritto::


>In contrast to many Germans that are in the process of forgetting
>their mothers tongue.

:)
I suppose it is "home language".


I usually make this error cause in italian 
"tongue" == the red thing you have in your mouth and you use to lick
ice cream == "lingua"
and
"language" == the way you speak == "lingua"

nice to see german is so similar ;P