Re: CHAT Irish (was: Ms. Gunn)
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 11, 2002, 20:29|
Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I was away.
From: Ray Brown [mailto:ray.brown@FREEUK.COM]
> > Gaelic is dying in Ireland because there's no fostering of a
> > love of the language.
> But I guess that's largely prompted by a desire to emphasize their
> Irishness in opposition to the strident claims to be "Ulster Scots"
> by the other tribe they share the six counties with.
That it is.
> > If Gaelic dies, it won't be because of a lack of
> > unification efforts, it'll be because nobody cares anymore.
> Which IMO would be very sad.
I agree but, looking at the way things are going, inevitable.