Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Jun 24 12:49:52 UTC 2005
LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES FAVOURABLE TO ROMANIAN FCNM STATE REPORT
Kolozsvár/ Cluj 6/23/2005 by Áron Balló
Initial reactions from minority-language speaking communities in Romania
find the second state report of the Framework Convention for the Protection
of National Minorities (FCNM) submitted by Romania to the Council of Europe
(CoE)to be satisfactory and realistic.
DEATH OF LEADING WELSH GUITARIST
Penygroes 6/23/2005 by Dafydd Meirion
Wales and the Welsh language has lost one of its leading guitarists.
Although Tich Gwilym was not a Welsh speaker, having been born in the
anglicised south Wales Valleys, he contributed enormously over the years to
Welsh language pop music as a guitarist and producer.
IRELANDS LOSS: MICHAEL DAVITT, IRISH LANGUAGE POET, DIES SUDDENLY
Belfast 6/21/2005 by Eoghan O Neill
Many tributes have been paid to Michael Davitt, one of the most prominent
and innovative Irish language poets, who died suddenly at the weekend.
MARINA EXPANSION LEADS TO FEARS OVER WELSH LANGUAGE
Penygroes, Alban Hefin 6/21/2005 by Dafydd Meirion
Nationalist councillors in north-west Wales are split on whether or not the
expansion of a marina will have a detrimental effect on the Welsh language.
Gwynedd Council - which is run by Plaid Cymru - owns yr Hafan marina in
Pwllheli and due to its popularity with English sailors and yacht owners
there has been pressure on the council to expand the number of berths there,
by as much as 300. Many organisations in this Welsh-speaking heartland are
opposed to the development, fearing more pressure on the housing market and
a further decline in the number of speakers as English incomers move in.
GAELIC TELEVISION UNCERTAINTY
Glaschu / Glasgow 6/18/2005 by Màrtainn MacLeòid
The UK broadcasting regulator OFCOM has recommended the establishment of a
dedicated Gaelic digital television channel by January 2007.
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