Friday, 15 February 2013

How the Welsh language has been destroyed by English governments

Cachau Bant: Mind Your Language by Tom Law15 February 201325 Comments Angry about the 150 year crushing of his native Welsh language, the writer asks 'How would you feel if you were made to speak German?' Welsh Not It’s hard to give a toss about language when you’re an English speaker. Because losing your language is not something you’ll ever have to worry about; thanks to the glory days of the British Empire. English is a dominant language – the third most common in the world. It’s a source of national pride – a gift to the planet. It helped to civilise the fuzzy wuzzies and spread culture and joy throughout distant lands. So when you hear people bleat on about their language disappearing – it doesn’t really register. There are more important things to worry about in life than some bloke in Aberystwyth demanding a bi-lingual sign on his local fish and chip shop. But what if things were different – if the cultural boot was on the other foot? If the English language found itself under attack. Let’s say those loony UKIP types were right – Brussels really did want to absorb Britain into some creepy all-powerful Euro state. And that’s exactly what they did. The Welsh language h