Re: Is Gaelic an official UK language?
- From: David J <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 11:06:15 +0100
On Sat, 26 May 2007 22:44:51 +0100, Derek Geldard
On Sat, 26 May 2007 19:14:44 +0100, David J <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I've just renewed my new UK passport.
Inside the covers on the first page, the titles:
"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
are all printed in English, Welsh and Gaelic.
Since when has the minority language of the Republic of Ireland been
an official language in within the UK?
It isn't, Scottish Gaelic, and Irish (They don't call it Gaelic) are
different languages as diifferent as, say German, Dutch and English,
(see such cognates as Think / Dink / Denk, or Beam, Boom, Baum).
OK, that may be so...
However if anyone can produce someone whose 'only' language is either
Welsh or this Scottish Gaelic, I'll donate £1000 to charity.
The whole thing smacks of political expediency.....and to what end
would we want to pander to minute minorities.
Where will it end? Road signs? Food labelling? Let's face it - it's
all bollox really, isn't it?
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