A history of Scottish languages - parts 9 and 10

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A history of Scottish languages - parts 9 and 10

Unread post by Gràisg » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:41 pm




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Re: A history of Scottish languages - parts 9 and 10

Unread post by Thrissel » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:40 pm

Inntineach gu leòr, an sreath buileach. M.e.:
Although Scots is also recognised by the UK government as a minority language of the UK warranting official protection and recognition, the British government only signed chapter 2 of the [European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages] in respect of Scots whereas it signed chapters 2 and 3 in respect of Gaelic. Chapter 3 is the section of the treaty obliging governments to ensure a public presence for the language and its use in the broadcast media and educational system. It is because of this decision of the British government that in recent years Scotland has witnessed a great improvement in the public presence of Gaelic, but not a corresponding improvement in the public presence of Scots. Despite the hysterical claims of some, especially certain Unionist journalists writing for the UK press, this difference is not part of some imaginary nationalist plot to foist Gaelic on the whole of Scotland at the expense of Scots. It is directly the result of a Westminster decision taken by a Labour government.

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Re: A history of Scottish languages - parts 9 and 10

Unread post by *Alasdair* » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:53 am

Thrissel wrote:Inntineach gu leòr, an sreath buileach. M.e.:
Although Scots is also recognised by the UK government as a minority language of the UK warranting official protection and recognition, the British government only signed chapter 2 of the [European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages] in respect of Scots whereas it signed chapters 2 and 3 in respect of Gaelic. Chapter 3 is the section of the treaty obliging governments to ensure a public presence for the language and its use in the broadcast media and educational system. It is because of this decision of the British government that in recent years Scotland has witnessed a great improvement in the public presence of Gaelic, but not a corresponding improvement in the public presence of Scots. Despite the hysterical claims of some, especially certain Unionist journalists writing for the UK press, this difference is not part of some imaginary nationalist plot to foist Gaelic on the whole of Scotland at the expense of Scots. It is directly the result of a Westminster decision taken by a Labour government.
Cha robh mi eòlach air a seo - gu math inntinneach. 'S e na Labaraich is coireach ma-tha! :lol:

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