Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Ĉu la Leĝo Povas Savi la Kimran Lingvon?


…de la Daily Post:

Martin Luther King Jnr said: "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important."

The Welsh Assembly Government now wants the power to make laws to promote the Welsh language, partly to extend a responsibility on those in the private sector who provide pubic services to do so in Welsh as well as English.

It would bestow equality on the two languages of Welsh and English, offering Welsh speakers the freedom to speak the language, with those rights safeguarded by a Language Commissioner.

Whether these laws will prove more successful in protecting the language remains to be seen.

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

As the "International Year of Languages" comes to an end on 21st February, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCO's campaign for the protection of endangered languages.

The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html

The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net