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But again, when we are talking about Occitan, we are not talking about a native language. No one speaks Occitan in France as a native language. Ditto Breton or most of the other regional languages in France. It's sad, but that boat sailed a century ago. So, de-emphasizing the teaching of regional languages in France simply does not deprive children in France from learning in their native language, which is either French or the language of their country of origin.

We're not talking about resources invested in regional languages, either, we're talking specifically about them in the context of public schools. There are other ways to invest in mostly dead regional languages than teaching them in the public schools.

Cohn-Bendit is simply being ridiculous, here.

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by r------ on Tue Apr 10th, 2012 at 04:18:47 PM EST
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