Re: About the Gaelic-L thing
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 7, 2002, 23:00|
>So Irish speakers feel oppressed by English, but OTOH the English
>probably feel oppressed by the state's sometimes ham-fisted attempts to
>on them, notably (until quite recently) compulsory Irish in school, and
>the need for
>Irish qualifications in the Civil Service etc.Just what do you do when a
>"First Official Language" is the everyday medium of only a tiny minority
>majority are happy with the language of their former colonial masters?
>parallels elsewhere, in parts of the former USSR perhaps?
A friend of mine who is an American, but works in Ireland, says from her
observations that a lot of Irish really resented having to learn Irish in
School, and according to her did everything they could to forget it once
they were out of school.
Communication is not just words, communication is...architecture
because of course it is quite obvious that the house that would be built
without that desire, that desire to communicate, would not look as your
house does today.