I'm the Hen Ferchetan. This is my take on the world through the eyes of Wales. While mostly about Welsh politics (that most famous of dour topics!) I try to scatter some humour around, but I doubt anyone but me will find it funny! Have a read, and if it bores you then feel free to never come back!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Be Glad

The (absence of) the new Welsh language LCO is back in the news following Rhodri Glyn's (re)announcement that 57 more bodies are to be brought under the old Welsh Language Act. Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society) have criticised the announcement and demanded a new Welsh Language Act.

The scope of such new Act is something that will be argued and debated until Judgement Day, but Welsh speakers should be glad that they're not speaking a minority language in France. The French have refused to sign the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. According to French Culture Miniser Mme Christine Albanel having "an inviolable right to speak a regional language, notably in the public sphere" is "against constitutional priniples fundamental to the indivisbility of the Republic, equality in front of the law and the unity of the French people"

I'm off to use InterTran to work out how to paint "Shut Up French" in Breton, Basque and Catalan on a barn!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Calla, franc├Ęs!

(Here you got it in Catalan)