On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Jennie Murphy wrote:
> > That proverb has become a kind of unofficial motto over on Gaelic-L,
> >where they tend to frown on the Beurla (English language).
> I had thought they meant that it's better to attempt Gaelic and get it wrong
> than not to try at all. Not that English is somehow inferior. I never got
> this impression when I was on that list.
You're quite right, my phrasing was ambiguous. I meant to say that
they frown on the *use* of the Beurla. But as it happens I have from
time to time seen anti-English-language sentiments on Celtic-L, though it
Neil A. McEwan