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I must admit that it’s sad to see that there are no conversations in either Breton or Cornish between Brittany and Cornwall. 

Regional language campaigners denounce France – Features – Al Jazeera English: Basque, Catalan, Alsatian and Corsican speakers deliver petition to UNESCO in Paris asking for “cultural asylum”.
It’s worth noting that Frances Jean-luc Mélenchon – the darling of the alternative left in the UK – is as hostile to these linguistic minorities as is Frances far-right Marine le Pen.
The attacks by Mélenchon on projects to protect minority languages and his misrepresentations of language campaigners, and even the languages themselves, leaves nothing to be envied by the far-right. A very small selection of his nonsense can be found here on 7 Seizh (French).
To give you an example of the intolerance within the French state towards its regional languages I’ve included a map that was published in 2003 in a Geography manual destined for French colleges. The map marks the regions where there is a risk of ‘repli identitaire’, in other words xenophobia and cultural isolationism.
Regional language campaigners denounce France – Features – Al Jazeera English: Basque, Catalan, Alsatian and Corsican speakers deliver petition to UNESCO in Paris asking for “cultural asylum”.
It’s worth noting that Frances Jean-luc Mélenchon – the darling of the alternative left in the UK – is as hostile to these linguistic minorities as is Frances far-right Marine le Pen.
The attacks by Mélenchon on projects to protect minority languages and his misrepresentations of language campaigners, and even the languages themselves, leaves nothing to be envied by the far-right. A very small selection of his nonsense can be found here on 7 Seizh (French).
To give you an example of the intolerance within the French state towards its regional languages I’ve included a map that was published in 2003 in a Geography manual destined for French colleges. The map marks the regions where there is a risk of ‘repli identitaire’, in other words xenophobia and cultural isolationism.
Council of Europe urges more ratifications of Regional or Minority Languages Charter
 

Sadly despite the promises made by the socialist presidential candidate François Hollande before the elections the charter for minority languages has not be ratified and the new laws on decentralisation within the French state offer next to nothing to Brittany. 
Yet again it has been made quite clear that national minorities should expect very little from the state-nationalist parties – left, centre or right – based in Paris, London or Madrid.

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The International Celtic Congress will hold its anual event in Guingamp Brittany this year. Hope to see some of you there.

75 words for cheese

Posted: April 3, 2012 in breton language, brezhoneg
“A France that can preserve its 400 types of cheese must be able to find a way to safeguard its 75 ‘regional’ languages”, said Charles Kergaravat the president of BZH New York at a seminar concerning Frances ‘regional’ languages at the CUNY University of New York, Saturday 1pm. 

“Une France qui peut préserver ses 400 fromages doit trouver les moyens de sauvegarder ses 75 langues minoritaires”, a déclaré Charles Kergaravat, le président de BZH New York au cours d’un séminaire sur les langues ‘régionales’ de France à la CUNY University de New York, samedi après-midi à 13 heures. 

The Languages of France.

75 words for cheese

Posted: April 3, 2012 in breton language, brezhoneg
“A France that can preserve its 400 types of cheese must be able to find a way to safeguard its 75 ‘regional’ languages”, said Charles Kergaravat the president of BZH New York at a seminar concerning Frances ‘regional’ languages at the CUNY University of New York, Saturday 1pm. 

“Une France qui peut préserver ses 400 fromages doit trouver les moyens de sauvegarder ses 75 langues minoritaires”, a déclaré Charles Kergaravat, le président de BZH New York au cours d’un séminaire sur les langues ‘régionales’ de France à la CUNY University de New York, samedi après-midi à 13 heures. 

The Languages of France.