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Date Posted: 19:30:56 01/08/05 Sat
In reply to: maren girvilas 's message, "as a gaelic learner..." on 17:11:52 01/07/05 Fri
Welcome to the forum...
The Scots are a practical people, so please do not confuse pragmatism with contempt. We have often placed praticality before nostalgia...
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Date Posted: 17:06:43 01/12/05 Wed
Unfortunately I certainly feel that Scots and Irish Gaelic are commonly presented as a manifestation of Nationalism in Scotland and Ireland, and I imagine that they earn contempt from many English speakers and unionists more for that reason than pure ignorance.
Remember that the majority of the ancestors of the modern day populations of Scotland and Northern Ireland (particularly Scotland which has been mostly English speaking since English was invented) never spoke Gaelic, yet many 'Gaels' try to present their languages as central to those places history, nationhood and 'otherness' in relation to the 'English'. Personally I find this a provocation and an irritation, and it makes me less positively disposed to the languages than I would be otherwise.
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