|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 23, 2000, 12:57|
Yesterday there was a VERY exciting article in my daily news paper, the
_Taiwan News_, which said that the Executive Yuan has decided that starting
next September all elementary students in Taiwan will be REQUIRED to study a
native language -- either Taiwnese, Hakka or one of the Aboriginal
languages. They are quickly settling on standardized Romanizations for
these langs to be used in these classes. This is a HUGE change from past
policy. It wasn't that long ago that students were physically punished and
fined for daring to speak anything but Mandarin at school. Now they will be
required to study the once-banned languages!
Have any of your conlangs been banned at any point in their histories? If
so how did that effect their evolution??
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