March 2, 2010

Thanks to Richard Thorpe and Dr Jacqueline Gibson for their support of Breton language.

There are many reasons to learn a Celtic language.  Certainly, it is difficult to achieve a cultural worldview unless you can think in the language of the culture.  I applaud any efforts to increase awareness of Celtic languages and promotion of their revival.  Gary reports on the Celtic Myth Pod Show site that a Cardiff couple boost the Breton language.

The articles says in part, "There are about 540,000 speakers of this Celtic language and a Welsh couple are helping to revive it."

"Richard Thorpe and his Breton partner Dr Jacqueline Gibson both speak Welsh and Breton and have been active raising links between Wales and Brittany since moving to France 18 months ago. More than 700 people recently took part in a sponsored run in Brittany in aid of Breton-language schools. The course began in Nantes and ran west via Lannion, which has been twinned since 1991 with Caerphilly. It finished in Carhaix-Plougher in central Brittany."

Thank you Richard and Dr. Jacqueline.  We appreciate your efforts in helping to keep Celtic Language alive.

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