On Wed, Dec 09, 1998 at 01:47:25PM +0000, Sharon Evans wrote:
> The government hasn't done things solely to eradicate traditional Celtic communities. The issues you raise as examples can be applied to any part of the British Isles and they have had equal impact on every community affected.
> >This is a living language issue: the right to speak your own language in
> >Britain (or at least Wales) in all public (as in public administration)
> >situations, whether it be paying your car tax, enrolling in a University,
> >being taught biology etc. etc.
> Tell me then, why campaigners for the Welsh language give television interviews in English and protest in English, instead of in Welsh. Surely they should lead by example. Subtitles or translators can be provided to get the message across to those peo
ple who don't speak Welsh (you never see Boris Yeltsin have to give an interview in English, for example).
you've never watched welsh language television or listened
to welsh language radio or read welsh language newspapers
Darren Wyn Rees The Welsh Verb Emporium