>It's still not a very practical term though, is it (even if I agreed with
>it)? For example, why would anyone wish to label a Welsh-speaking person
>(who recognises their own "Welshness") an "assimilated Anglo"? Also, here in
>Australia, schools have an annual singing/dance competion called the
>'National Eisteddfod' - following the same logic, then they must be
>assimiated Cymry, even to a very small degree. See the problem?
Yes. I do think it's possible to be an assimilated something even when one isn't originally of that culture - if I lived by the rules and accepted norms of Australia then I would be an assimilated Australian, even though I am English. Participating in events from a different culture assimilates one into that culture, however briefly or slightly. It's whether one embraces that assimilation or rejects it that is important.