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Welcome to Wales...

The Welsh Assembly has cooked up a guide to all things Cymric for immigrants, available in a range of languages. Fairly sensible on the face of things, including pamphlets in Polish, Estonian and French. However, it has also included a version in Welsh...

A quick peer at Wikipedia suggests that there are maybe 10,000 Welsh speakers outside these islands, concentrated in the Anglosphere and Argentina, and it would be interesting to know quite how many monoglot Welsh speakers there are outside the Principality. This is not intended as an exercise in Welsh labguage bashing, and I'm happy enough for Welsh to be an official language there, but what, pray, is the point of having a guide to Wales in Welsh available for immigrants?

Rather unhelpfully, the Welsh Assembly has not linked to the document on its website, but does carry a rather breathless press release about the guide, so I am indebted to Conservative AM Jonathan Morgan for pointing out that the guide to the law suggests that Wales is appealing to some less than salubrious characters, as it points out the illegality of incest and rape.

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Blogger Newmania said... 3:05 pm

Conversation in the car

" Waddya mean illegal"...Are you saying that I cannot express the natural healthy desire of aman to have full sexual intercourse with his mother.

"Sorry darling but you`ll have to respect their strange antiquated ways while we are amongst them .I find it quite cute...sort of... Polite "

Once again the state comes to three rescue of an otherwise benighted populace ..Phew...  



Blogger The Hitch said... 3:07 pm

chile has whole sttlements made up of welsh people. They also have whole towns made up of germans stuck in the 1930's and 40's , I was told by a chilean guy who was attempting to teach me web design, they wear germanic clothes , live in germanic houses eat german food and ARE Nazis.  



Anonymous David Allen said... 5:23 pm

yes, those 'burgs' (in Chile/ Argentina) are about the only places left in th world where 'Adolf' continues to be apopular boy's name _ allegedly.  



Blogger Blamerbell said... 10:48 pm

"Wales is appealing to some less than salubrious characters, as it points out the illegality of incest and rape"

Yes, but not incest or rape, much to the relief of the good people of Swansea:)  



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