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Lyndi-loo BS: Minority languages (59* d) Minority languages 14 Jun 01

My Scottish husband really loves to wind me up and we had a humdinger of an argument last night. He says that minority languages like Welsh (my language!), Gaelic, Breton etc. should all be allowed to die and should not be supported by the taxpayer in the form of bilingual signs, official forms, TV programmes and so on. Apart from the fact that so many good songs are written in these languages, I feel that they are still part of our heritage and deserve to be supported and encouraged. In fact I believe that the number of Welsh speakers in Wales has increased in recent years. What do you think? Should these languages go the way of Anglo-saxon and Old Norse. Or is there hope in this increasingly English-speaking world?

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