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THE WELSH LANGUAGE IN OUR…

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THE WELSH LANGUAGE IN OUR SCHOOLS. TO THE EDITOR. DEAR SlR,-I was sorry to read in the Mercury for last week that Mr. Dan Williams, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, should say that less of the Welsh language should be taught at the schools. Has it not been proved over and over again by many of the Principals of our colleges, and not the least amongst those is the Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, that instead of the Welsh language being detrimental to learning other languages, it would be of considerable aid in doing so ? That fact has been demonstrated with force and vigour by the worthy Principal. On what I authority has Mr. Luke Bradley volunteered his opinion on this matter ? Is he a Welshman ? If so, is he a Welsh scholar ? or perhaps he will ex- cuse himself by saying that he was informed by some kind of a Welshman, but evidently an Englishman who has been to a Welsh Sunday School and learnt an elementary smattering of Welsh. I find that some of the ardent members of the Cymmrodorion were present at this meeting, and allowed those remarks to pass without expressing their opinion against such an absurd assertion- What right has anyone to speak authoritatively upon this subject unless he understands the language Iiiiiiself ? Were the native tongue of r Gwalia to become extinct, and buried in oblivion r that would be a misfortune—and a great misfortune too. If these gentlemen had their way, the Welsh language would be swept away from the face of the earth, and its copious literature would be compar- atively useless. Is it not practically the case to- day with the classic languages ? The vast trsasures of the literature of Greece and Rome are not accessible to the masses, but only to the few who gain access to them through the medium of Classical Education. The grand old Welsh language witnessed the rise and fall of the Greek aud Latin Languages and is to-day as flourishing as ever, and it clearly shows that the thirst for Welsh literature is increasing and going ahead, notwithstanding the feeling expressed against its freedom by these gentlemen. I will close these few remarks by quoting the following from memory: Mam iaith pedair iaith dirion—a chwaer iaith Chwe eraill sydd feirwon Ond iaith fyw heddyvv yw hon Yn llaw Ner a llenorion. Canfu ddiwedd y cynfyd-a diwedd Daear a wel hefyd 'E ga ei chaseion i gyd j Oddef ei gwel'd mewn llwyddyd. I IORWERTH.

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