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Forum: International Politics 8th March 2007, 00:21
Replies: 74
Views: 8,356
Posted By anSiarach
Iraqi civilians killed by coalition troops -...

Iraqi civilians killed by coalition troops - accidental.
British civilians killed by IRA - deliberate murder.
Forum: History 8th March 2007, 00:19
Replies: 33
Views: 10,158
Posted By anSiarach
William Wallace established his legend upon the...

William Wallace established his legend upon the leadership of fellow guardian Andrew de Moray to whom he was junior and without whom he never (to my knowledge) emerged victorious in battle.
Forum: Language 8th March 2007, 00:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By anSiarach
A literate native speaker of Scottish can get the...

A literate native speaker of Scottish can get the jist of some of written Irish but generally wont be able to read it. In terms of the spoken tongue they simply are not (occasional obvious word and...
Forum: Language 8th March 2007, 00:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By anSiarach
Yup. Historical facts are quite clear - sadly the...

Yup. Historical facts are quite clear - sadly the propaganda influenced general historical knowledge disseminated by anti-Gaelic pro-English types over centuries is more commonly possessed than...
Forum: Language 8th March 2007, 00:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By anSiarach
Yes i would say Scots is dying out. It both...

Yes i would say Scots is dying out. It both benefits and suffers from its status as an English language. As such it is mutually intelligible with regard to English English and so (unlike Gaelic) can...
Forum: Language 7th March 2007, 23:59
Replies: 13
Views: 5,410
Posted By anSiarach
Hehe. I know a fellow who had a similar kind of...

Hehe. I know a fellow who had a similar kind of situation when on holiday a few years ago but was somewhat more successful. Rather than trying to speak the language (he had learnt Classical Greek at...
Forum: Language 7th March 2007, 23:57
Replies: 13
Views: 5,410
Posted By anSiarach
Its a very nice short film and displays quite...

Its a very nice short film and displays quite well the situation of the Gaelic languages in both Scotland and Ireland.
Forum: Language 7th March 2007, 23:56
Replies: 40
Views: 8,445
Posted By anSiarach
Yes, Gaeilge is also dead in any meaningful sense...

Yes, Gaeilge is also dead in any meaningful sense as a community language. Its status as first official language learnt only to a very basic, token level by most people in Ireland is i think a...
Forum: Language 7th March 2007, 23:50
Replies: 40
Views: 8,445
Posted By anSiarach
Gaelic isnt dying as a community language its...

Gaelic isnt dying as a community language its already dead. Yes there are many households/families which still use the language but nowhere is it the dominant language for communiciation within a...
Forum: History 29th April 2006, 05:09
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By anSiarach
:'D. Nothing would please me more than an honest...

:'D. Nothing would please me more than an honest discusison of Scottish history - regrettably you and the English population of Scotland have, throughout, history, done their utmost to promote...
Forum: History 29th April 2006, 04:56
Replies: 80
Views: 56,092
Posted By anSiarach
If you were raised speaking English in an...

If you were raised speaking English in an English/Anglo-Saxon country then you are to all meaningful intents and purposes English. I am not particularly sorry if this conflicts with whatever pleasant...
Forum: History 29th April 2006, 04:53
Replies: 80
Views: 56,092
Posted By anSiarach
The hypothesis that they spoke anything other...

The hypothesis that they spoke anything other than a Celtic language has been pretty much entirely discarded by the academic community. They have been accepted as a Brythonic, or perhaps more...
Forum: Language 29th April 2006, 04:48
Replies: 53
Views: 4,981
Posted By anSiarach
One of the first signs of an anti-Gael is the...

One of the first signs of an anti-Gael is the claims to Gaelic ancestry. The quality/validity of your argument will stand on its own, regardless of whether or not your parents/Grandparents/pets spoke...
Forum: Language 29th April 2006, 04:37
Replies: 53
Views: 4,981
Posted By anSiarach
Honesty is anathema to you while idealised...

Honesty is anathema to you while idealised fantasies are your forte Andy - as is amply displayed on any occasion someone genuinely knowledgeable about Scottish history bothers to tackle your bigoted...
Forum: History 23rd April 2006, 03:36
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By anSiarach
Lets not promote misunderstandings by classing...

Lets not promote misunderstandings by classing the English as 'Anglo-Saxons'. The English of Scotland ( being the men of Lothian, or to describe them in the terms of a contemporary historian " the...
Forum: History 23rd April 2006, 03:28
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By anSiarach
Nope. The modern English and Scots are descended...

Nope. The modern English and Scots are descended ( in the cultural/linguistic sense, which is the only meanginful sense) from common ancestors - regardless of the fact that Scotland was founded by...
Forum: History 23rd April 2006, 03:23
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By anSiarach
That seems to be the accepted view now. Of course...

That seems to be the accepted view now. Of course the spread of language/culture is a phenomenon which actually has some meaning, unlike the rather depressing ( and pseudo/unconcsiously racist)...
Forum: History 23rd April 2006, 03:21
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By anSiarach
A confusion, and consequent misguided awarding of...

A confusion, and consequent misguided awarding of significance to the former, of genetics with culture/language. Genetics is happenstance with no direct bearing on a person or a society - unlike...
Forum: Scottish Politics 23rd April 2006, 03:18
Replies: 82
Views: 4,200
Posted By anSiarach
A sentiment which, while i might agree with it...

A sentiment which, while i might agree with it from personal experience of specific teachers, is never going to improve the education system in this country. Raise the pay level for teachers, improve...
Forum: Language 23rd April 2006, 03:13
Replies: 173
Views: 29,810
Posted By anSiarach
Scottish Gaelic is effectively dead - no action...

Scottish Gaelic is effectively dead - no action taken can conceivably save it. Even recognition of its status as the Scottish language ( a claim which can no more be argued against than the status of...
Forum: Language 23rd April 2006, 03:03
Replies: 173
Views: 29,810
Posted By anSiarach
Given that Lallans/Ault Scots/Doric are all...

Given that Lallans/Ault Scots/Doric are all English languages - descended from Middle English, and the ancestral speakers of those languages quite happily ( in more honest times than today) referred...
Forum: Language 23rd April 2006, 03:00
Replies: 173
Views: 29,810
Posted By anSiarach
Something often forgotten about 'Chinese' because...

Something often forgotten about 'Chinese' because of official propaganda in that country is that it is a family of languages, not a language. Talking about a "Chinese" language is no different to...
Forum: Sport 23rd April 2006, 02:56
Replies: 48
Views: 3,830
Posted By anSiarach
The English, the Turks (/Germans) and the...

The English, the Turks (/Germans) and the Italians all in one concentrated space? All with traditions of violence? Whats to worry?
Forum: Language 23rd April 2006, 02:45
Replies: 144
Views: 15,500
Posted By anSiarach
The irony. "Willingly" =...

The irony.

"Willingly" = lolerskates.
Forum: Language 23rd April 2006, 02:42
Replies: 53
Views: 4,981
Posted By anSiarach
Well given that roughly 99% of the population of...

Well given that roughly 99% of the population of Scotland are English ( other than in terms of self-perception) "wannabees" it couldnt get much worse could it ;). Imagine living in a nation where the...
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