EU welcomes Welsh as a minority langu...

EU welcomes Welsh as a minority languages

There are 5 comments on the Clover Herald story from Nov 21, 2008, titled EU welcomes Welsh as a minority languages. In it, Clover Herald reports that:

The Welsh language, which dates back to the 6th century, got a major boost Thursday when the European Union formally recognized it as a minority tongue.

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Taffy the Welshman

UK

#1 Nov 21, 2008
Iachyd da , boyo!
Blodwyn

Saltburn-by-the-sea, UK

#2 Nov 21, 2008
Whoopee dooo! Do we care?
Mr Giblets

UK

#3 Nov 21, 2008
Blodwyn wrote:
Whoopee dooo! Do we care?
no we don't!
Jim

Liverpool, UK

#5 Nov 23, 2008
http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/12003....
http://www.ossw.wales.gov.uk/2005/foi/foi_200...
As long as the welsh speakers bear all the costs of duplicating everything in Welsh, but they don't do they?

I am all for preserving the language and culture of Wales. What is the point of bilingualism everywhere and under all possible circumstances though? So we can be divided by language as well as nationality? Cheaper (and common sense) to just use one language wherever one will do.

Carry on and maybe we can achieve a situation where everyone in Wales cannot speak English?
mr Giblets

UK

#6 Nov 23, 2008
Jim wrote:
http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/12003....
http://www.ossw.wales.gov.uk/2005/foi/foi_200...
As long as the welsh speakers bear all the costs of duplicating everything in Welsh, but they don't do they?
I am all for preserving the language and culture of Wales. What is the point of bilingualism everywhere and under all possible circumstances though? So we can be divided by language as well as nationality? Cheaper (and common sense) to just use one language wherever one will do.
Carry on and maybe we can achieve a situation where everyone in Wales cannot speak English?
the trouble is in South wales the only people who can speak Welsh are usually English.
We get everything in 2 languages, doubling the cost of the useless council bumf sent to us at our own expense. They have to import Welsh speakers from abroad to teach the Welsh children Welsh.

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