RE: Re(2): [bbshop] Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
- Hmm.. Bill...
Some of what you say sounds a little like the original Native "aboriginal" Americans..
Who existsed loooong before any Europeans (or teh rest of teh world probbaly fro that matter) even knew the America's existed.
Hmm ... and where did that "English" language that the American people have seen fit to yet further modify originate from..
Ahhh yes to quote the wise
"(let's see... Norsemen from Scandinavia, Normans from France, European surges
giving rise to what we now know as English). "
Wellington, New Zealand
(expat Bri - or Anglo/Saxon if your prefer)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bill Young
Sent: Monday, 1 January 2007 10:10 a.m.
To: Barbershop Board
Subject: Re(2): [bbshop] Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
Let us keep our perspective: this was being spoken by folks painting
themselves with woad and living in thatched buildings, while a colossus was
built in Rhodes, a magnificent library was built in Alexandria, pyramids
were built in Egypt, the concept of zero was discovered by Arabic scholars,
gunpowder was invented by the Chinese, and writers such as Pliny and
Aristotle flourished around the Mediterranean. Given the location of the
British Isles, there is every reason IMHO to consider Gaelic a local
language, but, as history unfolded, far from the prevalent language (let's
see... Norsemen from Scandinavia, Normans from France, European surges
giving rise to what we now know as English). It's not to be put down... but
not to be held up as a priceless and sacred heritage either.
Baritone and history/English major
"Whanne that Aprille with his shoures soote / the droughte of March hath
percèd to the roote"
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