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Old 02-21-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Celtic dialects including Cornish and Manx have been declared "extinct" by a new study of the world's endangered languages.

The report also warns that Scottish Gaelic and Welsh face a bleak future unless urgent action is taken to prevent them dying out in the 21st century.

Celtic dialects declared extinct - Telegraph
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Celtic dialects including Cornish and Manx have been declared "extinct" by a new study of the world's endangered languages.

The report also warns that Scottish Gaelic and Welsh face a bleak future unless urgent action is taken to prevent them dying out in the 21st century.

Celtic dialects declared extinct - Telegraph
There is no such thing as a Welsh dialect it is a language in its own right.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Gaelic is still alive and well in Scotland but is a minority compared to Scots-English.

Go up north and the majority of the road signs are all in Gaelic
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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it really is nott. it is alive and on its last legs to be more precise. unlike welsh and irish i dont think scotland has any language schools. plus nobody really cares for the language there unlike in wales and ireland.
Are you a resident of Scotland? There are pleanty of places to learn Gaelic. Most Islanders and Highlanders still speak the language and most of the road signs are not in English.

If nobody cared then why is there 80 people at my university learning it?

Please do some research before you post.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/5267212.stm
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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it really is nott. it is alive and on its last legs to be more precise. unlike welsh and irish i dont think scotland has any language schools. plus nobody really cares for the language there unlike in wales and ireland.



Gaelic is not only still alive but doing very well. There are a lot of Gaelic language schools ( from primary to University level) , many people on the Islands and in the Highlands speak it, its music and culture are doing very well thank you very much. There are also many online Gaelic language and culture courses and many community colleges will offer it as an option around Scotland.
There are also great festivals ( such as Celtic connections in Glasgow) and many events celebrating Celtic and Gaelic connections. The bookshops in Scotland all have a healthy section of Gaelic books .

When I lived in Scotland I also watched the daily BBC Alba , the Gaelic language channel which was wonderful and hugely interesting.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/



Gaelic Courses and Celtic language studies
Gaelic and Scots from Rampant Scotland Directory

The Celtic revival across Europe started in the 60s/70s and most languages which were a bit shaky then because of various governmental pressures are now flourishing.
As they should be.


The Highlands and Islands Scots are deservedly proud of their wonderful language, heritage and culture as am I of my Breton heritage for example.
Don't write the obituary for Gaelic quite yet , there is still plenty of life in the patient...
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