Re: Celtic, semitic, etc.
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 28, 2000, 9:30|
At 07:03 28.4.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote:
>...even tho the Welsh language has official status in Wales & is more
>widely used than Irish?
I read that the declining trend for Welsh has been reversed due to
increased local self-consciousness, with some Saeson parents sending their
kids to Welsh-speaking schools, bilingualism becoming the desired norm,
etc. You, Ray, would know better than me how true this is. IMHO it sounds
like over-generalizing from the attitudes and behavior of intellectuals.
>Even tho the Bretons form the largest
Really? I thought that were the Welsh. Do you have any numbers?
>these Wiccans should actually settle in Ireland, it might give the native
>Irish something to unite about at last :)
Now that's a great idea! I once read about an Irish writer (forget who)
who said that it was to bad Germany never invaded Ireland, meaning that
that would have united the Irish. (But note that Germany invaded Belgium
twice in the 20. century, and it's as divided as ever...
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