Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Yec'hed mat!

Hear, hear, to the sentiments of the Nature editorial on the Academie Francaise's views on the status of France's minority languages, Breton among them. Nature says: "... regional and minority languages, like endangered species, merit protection. Languages that aren't revitalized through constant exercise die out."

On a recent holiday in Brittany, I was disappointed not to have the nerve to try out (or the application to learn many words) any Breton, but it was very good to see road signs in the west of Brittany in Breton and French.

O bydded yr hen iaith barhau!

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