Thursday, 10 January 2008

G.B. Shaw kaj la Irlandalingvo la New Statesman:

It is not very long since I stood on the coast of Donegal and asked two boys how many languages they had. They had three. One was English, which they spoke much better than it is ever spoken in England.

The second was Irish, which they spoke with their parents.

The third was the language invented by the Gaelic League, which I cannot speak (being an Irishman), but which I understand to be in its qualities comparable to a blend of Esperanto with fifth- century Latin. Why should not Ulster adopt this strange tongue? Its very name suggests Scotland, which is what the present vernacular of the north also suggests.

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