Taffia Don: Welsh Nationalist Commentary


Monday, April 04, 2011
  2011 0404 – PROMOTING LANGUAGES
There is a well-worn and slightly tired argument that the Welsh Language is being over promoted, However, I was interested to come across this piece from the BBC about the reintroduction of Hebrew as a living language only 100 years ago. I had no idea that the language (although read in the Torah) went out of use and had to be reintroduced to be the principle language of Israel today. It also details how the Hebrew language develops new words, having an institution that is the sole deliberator on words for new things, taking suggestions from the public. It is an interesting article especially considering the efforts to maintain the Welsh language.
 
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