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Subject: Re: Polite request
From: "MacAmhalghaidh, Stiofain" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:MacAmhalghaidh, Stiofain
Date:Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:24:49 -0400

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Demat, F. etc,

I'm gonna have to start posting huge messages in Cornish, with Breton & Manx
translations. that should upset everyone. Personally, when writing in any of
these three fine langauges I bluntly refuse to translate into German, French
or Spanish. What's wrong with Czech anyway??? Did I make a point in there or
have the drugs not worn off yet? I dunno.

Priomhprata, Poblacht na Deisi
(you don't need a translation, it makes less sense than the message...)

ps- 1) Francine, the F above was a gentle tease. Sorrry. 2) the point is,
don't forget that there's 3 other Celtic langauges out there too... 3) let's
not get too uptight about all this, 4) I'm not actually on drugs 5) I'll
shut up now

> ----------
> From:         Francine Nicholson[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Francine Nicholson
> Sent:         Monday, October 19, 1998 4:34 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Polite request
>         Sharon Evans wrote:
> > I subscribe to the 'Gaidhlig4U' list and they have an understanding
> > that if Gaidlig-speakers post messages in Gaidhlig then they also
> > provide English translations for those of us who are not (yet) fluent
> > in the language.  Could I ask those of you posting in Gaidhlig, Irish
> > Gaelic and Welsh to add a translation to the bottom of the message?
> > Apart from anything, insulting someone (or a country) in a language
> > which they poorly understand is considerably worse than insulting them
> > in their own language (and by worse I don't mean effective, I mean it
> > makes the person doing the insulting look even less educated than they
> > already do).  If it makes you feel any better it doesn't necessarily
> > have to be in English if that offends your cultural sensibilities -
> > you could make it in German or French or Spanish, I'm sure there are
> > non-Celtic speaking people on this list who speak any / all of the
> > above.
> >
>         Ceart go leor! (Right on!!!)
>         Francine Nicholson

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