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One language for Wales? That'll get them going!

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 14:44 UK time, Thursday, 25 October 2007

Listen again to BBC Radio 4's Analysis: One Wales?.

The programme blurb read: "The revival of the Welsh language has become central to Wales's resurgent national identity. But could the ambitious project to alter language use now be causing serious social fissures?"

The short answer is YES.

You have the Welsh speakers, the Welsh learners [myself included] and you have the 'no way am I learning Welsh' brigade. It's a proportion of those non Welsh speakers who become irate when others try to force this on them and it's not a new phenomenon.

PS. The friendly English-speaking Chinese woman running a herbalist shop in Mold said I was the first Welsh speaker she had had in the shop in a couple of months! Heaven help the language if it's relying on me!

Hwyl am y tro - Bye for now.

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