I should like to make a few remarks about your linguistic subject. As a
matter of fact I don't write or speak your language very well. Of course
this is a disadvantage. Both from a technical and social point of wiew.
Nevertheless being a person from a small country you are rather used to
the fact that you must try to speak, write and understand other languages.
Single humans from bigger countries don't seem to have the same
obligation or inclination. This may sometimes seem as an injustice:
Why were I born in a small country? :-)
Multilingual practice - sometimes - may turn out to be encouraging!
Taking this list, I naturally accept celtic language although I dont
speak it. My main-interest is the celtic culture i.e. the broader
perspective. But I like salt and pepper par example le francais.
There is some knowledge about human beings and the world to reach in
other languages that your own language and culture don't catch.
I think we should leave the theme open-ended and see what happens rather
than entering into bureaucratic games.
All the best from Denmark.
On Sun, 23 Jul 1995, James Hodgson wrote:
> Vicki said..
> >Listen, I'm all for multiculturalism (in spite of being a so-called melting
> >pot American,
> This was not a put-down, only a perceived difference of philosophies, and
> maybe only my perceived difference.
> >those who may be upset if a translation is not provided. So, before any
> >further disparaging remarks are made about mono-lingual people, please bear
> I didn't think any disparaging remarks have been made about
> mono-lingual people?
> Dobray Vecher (sp. phoenetic) ..Oiche mhaith..Bonsoir and Good Night.
> P.S. I would love to studying in Europe some day...haven't won the 6/49
> lottery yet though.
> Jim Hodgson
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