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Old 29th June 2015, 01:05
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It's been a decade since a Labour-led Holyrood gave Gaelic "equal respect"

Insular, parochial and narrowly nationalist: Scotland's anti-Gaelic bigots | Herald Scotland
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Old 29th June 2015, 12:32
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people asking you to speak in a language they understand isnt them being anti gaelic.

it common decency and courtesy to communicate with people in a way they understand.

very very simple.
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Old 29th June 2015, 12:34
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That depends on whether youre being addressed.
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:09
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I have never claimed to understand the revival of Gaelic. Surely it would make more sense for our younger people to learn French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Urdu even - languages with a commercial application.
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:13
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open comments on an online community are addressed to everyone that can see them.

i disagree mikey, gaelic should be learned in school in Scotland before any other language in my opinion. i think you should be able to speak to the natives of your own country first before learning a foreign language.
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Old 29th June 2015, 13:33
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Open forums are about equality of expression and freedom of word choice. If Gaelic is an equal language in Scotland then it has equal rights in a forum on Scottish languages. Its also up to the reader to make an effort if they wish to engage in whats being said. They have that choice and that freedom.
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Old 29th June 2015, 14:08
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it is not "up to the reader to make an effort"

it is up to the poster to make sure people understand what they are saying otherwise your just spamming the forum knowing fine well most people cant understand you.
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