Mark Jones markjones011 at
Tue Dec 10 04:20:58 MST 2002

Domhnall sent me this desrved riposte.

>> After the Norman Conquest, English (then the only written
>> vernacular in Europe) had been in danger of extinction.

>Irish has been a widely written language since the 9th Century.


I'm glad he pointed this stupidity out to me, which Melvyn Bragg uttered and
I foolishly repeated. Welsh, also of course, was a written tongue. Bragg's
chuavinist history of the English language completely ignored the Celtic
fringe, of course. Thanks, Domhnall.


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