Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Timely Reminder

I read a story like this....

The Welsh language, spoken by 600,000 people, got a cultural boost on Thursday when it was heard, and interpreted, at the European Union for the first time.

...and I think, "Hey, I've got a copy of 'Teach Yourself Welsh' on my bookshelf! Maybe I should finally give it a try!"

Then I read...

"Efallai mai'r Gymraeg yw un o'r ieithoedd hynaf sy'n cael ei defnyddio yn y DU, ond mae'n parhau'n un o'r rhai mwyaf bywiog," he told them.

And I say, "Or maybe I'll just stick with something nice and simple, like Chinese or ancient Greek."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my view another argument for Esperanto.

See Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations