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On the one hand 85% of the respondents chose their first language to express feelings of anger, as the first language in their opinion is usually considered as a mother tongue. According to Witold Tulasiewicz, Anthony Adams (2005), "By 'mother tongue' we understand what linguists usually refer to as L1, that is the language first acquired by a child and the first one to find expression developed from Language Acquisition Device posited by Chomsky (1965)." In fact, mother tongue has a significant influence on the formation of the individual because the sound which people hear of and get familiar with plays such an important role in shaping their thoughts and emotions. For example, although many immigrants to America will use English as their first language, they will still comfortably use mother tongue to mirror themselves thereby remaining true to their identity; meanwhile, they can show their feelings and thoughts well. Therefore, mother tongue is seen as a language which feelings and emotions are more likely to reside in and are best expressed in. Actually, 44% of the participants pointed out that they chose the first language to present their anger because they considered it as their mother tongue. In addition, people regard mother tongue as an indicator of cultural identity. According to Hurisa Guvercin (2010), "Mother tongue is one of the most powerful tools used to preserve and convey culture and cultural ties." Indeed, mother tongue, a symbolic representation of nation, contains cultural tradition of country and gives the individual an identity. It is proved when a male respondent who came from Malaysia claimed, "Because I am [a] Malay, for sure I use Malay", which also firmly indicates mother tongue can also be identification to oneself. Thus, mother tongue is not only the way to manifest their feelings, but also an explicit way to show their identity; meanwhile, using the first language is easy for youngsters to show feelings.

Actually, the first language is contemplated to be easily used for many youngsters to signify their feelings of anger. The first language, an official language throughout people' life, widely used in many fields of a country such as education, business, and medical establishment, is easy for people to present their feelings. There were, in fact, 32% of the respondents preferring to the first language as it was easy for them. People present their feelings by using the first language easily because of its accuracy. According to Barry York (1999), "I felt at the time that one of the New Australians will write his own story but no man is proficient, really proficient, in any language but his own and I thought that some new Australian will write his own story in English, which will probably detract from the truth of his story, from the real feelings in his heart which he would find difficult to express in a foreign tongue." In other words, people can reflect their original feelings accurately by using the first language. The first language that people use to signify their feelings does not distort their real feelings, which is premised on the fact that people are proficient in their first language. For instance, Marx, a German, who could speak five languages in his life, wrote a book written in German called Capital, which elaborated his ideology and feelings, and which was hugely influential in the world. Marx, in fact, was proficient in his first language; otherwise, he would not portray his feelings well, and the book could not be successful. People, therefore, appear to be conversant with their first language. Thus, the first language that people are proficient in can signify their feelings accurately, which appear to be easy for them to exhibit their anger.

Moreover, youngsters, who chose the first language to project their anger, wanted people to understand their feelings in an appropriate way. In other words, if people do not understand the language which youngsters speak when they signify their anger, people might misunderstand the emotions that youngsters convey. In fact, 9% of respondents regard the understanding of language as an important factor when they choose the first language to show their anger. They believe the understanding will evoke a range of subtle sentiment response. For instance, Barbara J. King, a Chancellor Professor of Anthropology, believes that at every stage of human development, children understand more they can say; even as adults, they can understand more than they can say. Indeed, people can understand even though they are not adept in speaking it. According to Nelson Mandela, excerpted from Robert Palmer' article (2009), "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." It strongly indicates that the first language plays a dominant role in understanding and feelings. Besides, people need to maximize their sentiment through the language which other people get familiar with and understand well. It is proved when a male respondent who came from Malaysia claimed, "People can understand what I am saying", which also reflects youngsters want people to know their internal feelings. It is therefore extremely important that the language should be understood when youngsters show their anger.

In addition, considering the languages of manifesting anger, people, especially multilingual youngsters, acknowledged that they have a strong preference to choose the first language. That is, compared with other languages that multilingual youngsters could speak, the first language is poured into their emotions and favourites. Statistically, 9% of respondents, who could speak at least three languages, chose the first language because when they wanted to show their anger, the first language made them more comfortable than other languages to speak. It is demonstrated when a female participant who came from Finland and could speak four languages claimed, "I just love Finnish." Furthermore, the unwillingness of switching language when people present anger is seen as another reason of preference. Logically, when people want to convey their emotions, the most dominant thing would come into their mind may be considered as expressing straight instead of thinking which language they will use to signify feelings. As a result, youngsters can speak comfortably without deeply thinking and project their feelings well with preference of the first language. Thus, preference of the first language, on the one hand it is influenced by people's emotional tendency; on the other hand, it is due to the unwillingness of switching language.

Furthermore, the use of frequency of the first language in influencing youngsters' choices is one of the elements that they thought in order to present their anger. The first language is considered that people could speak best; in addition, it depends on surroundings. For example, Mogul emperor of India performed an experiment to prove it in 16th century; he built a house for two infants and stationed a mute nurse to care for them; as a result, two infants cannot speak. In other words, people may excel at a language which other people usually use in daily life. It is true that 6% of the respondents chose the use of frequency as a reason for using the first language to mirror anger. When expressing anger, people prefer to choose a usually used language because of spontaneity. According to Kocijancic Pokorn (2005), "But linguistic proficiency, automatic feeling, spontaneity and intuition, so often used with the term 'native speaker', are very hard to define and even harder to measure, especially because, as with creativity discussed above, a certain degree of spontaneity and intuition can be found even among beginners." It validates that native speakers can use their first language instinctively. Thus, when people get anger, they may choose the usually used language to spontaneously present it.

On the other hand, 15% of the respondents chose the second language to portray their feelings of anger, as choosing the second language in their opinion is influenced by families. According to Louis Jean Calvet (1998), "Language conflict occurs in multilingual families (a result which will surprise no one) and that they record and reflect the language conflicts of the society around them." Indeed, youngsters usually learned the second language from bilingual or multilingual parents. In fact, 50% of respondents pointed out that they chose the second language to mirror their anger because of the influence by family. As a male respondent claimed, "If I am out of myself, I will speak Filipino [Tagalog]. Because my parents are Filipinos, I stay with them, my brothers and sisters, so inside the house, we talk in our language Filipino [Tagalog]", which briefly reflects the language that his families speak has an influence on his life. Parents, who firstly taught their kids language, play an important role during the period time of youngsters acquiring language. Therefore, family influence is regard as a factor when people chose the second language to project their feelings.

Comparing with youngsters who regarded the first language could be easily to present anger, people, who chose the second language, also thought the second language could be easily used to signify their feelings of anger, however, in a different reason. That is, environment, which people stay in, plays a dominant role in choosing language, especially the second language. In other words, people would choose a suitable language based on situations. According to Rajend Mesthrie (1995), "Bilingual or bidialectal speakers choose the code that is regarded by the community as appropriate for particular situations (for example, a casual conversation about children's behaviour) or they are influenced by their sense of who are person is whom they are addressing (for example, a school principal or a stranger who is obviously a foreigner)." It indicates the situation is such a crucial element for choosing suitable language. As a fact, 33% of respondents who chose the second language believed that it is easy for them to portray their anger. It firmly reflects that easy use of one language would result in the choice itself, in particular, the second language. Consequently, the environment or situation has a significant influence on choosing the second language, as it is easy to use, to mirror anger.

What is more, a diverting reason that youngsters chose the second language to present anger is using more curses. In other words, youngsters believed their anger could be maximized and their personality could be completely showed, through more curses. As a fact, 17% of respondents chose the second language to mirror their anger because of more curses. They pointed out that there are few dirty words in their first languages; therefore, they chose the second language to express how angry they were. For example, Japanese is the cleanest language in the world; indeed, many Japanese usually use English to express anger because they want other people to know they are angry. In addition, anger is also seen as a kind of stress and it needs to be released. According to Washington Roebling (1864), the engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, "building the bridges and swearing all days." Therefore, using curses in the second language meets the requirements of youngsters to show their personality and maximize anger; meanwhile, it is a way to release the stress which comes from anger.

Therefore, language is a communicating system and effective medium to express people's internal feelings which youngsters prefer to manifest in their distinctive choices. The majority of the youngsters prefer to utilize the first language; there are several factors such as easily use, preference, and frequency. Besides, family influence, easy use, and using more curses result in youngsters to choose the second language as a medium to portray their anger.