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Lyndi-loo BS: Minority languages (59* d) RE: BS: Minority languages 15 Jun 01

Yes English/Dutch Jon, you illustrate the decline in languages. When's the last time you met a Dutch person who didn't speak better English than you? They realise that in the modern world they need English, but are they doing it at the expense of their own language? The Academie Francais is also desperately trying to stem the tide of Anglicisation by inventing new French (?) words for modern technology e.g. a computer is an ordinateur. They have even passed an edict requiring French radio stations to play three French songs for every English one. They can see the writing on the wall, but how sad it makes me feel. I do not want the Celtic languages to go the same way

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