Posted by Scott on September 26, 2003 at 17:18:56:
In Reply to: Re: This language topic again! posted by Curious on September 25, 2003 at 21:45:27:
Let's see......Uhhhh....It's ok for Ukrainians to speak Russian, but not for foreigners....Ok, I get it....thanks for clearing this language thing up for us.
: Of course, it's personal when you choose to speak the language of the oppressor, and not the language of my country. In this way, you help perpetrate the oppression.
: As far as the comments that you can't find Ukrainian language classes in Britiain, well, they're there. You just need to look. More courses would be offered if people like you requested them.
: I have nothing against Russian as a language. I happen to speak it, too. I just don't like it when people who want to travel to Ukraine, who say that they want to meet Ukrainian people and who want to learn more about Ukrainian cultuyre then learn Russian to be abel to do so.
: As far as politics go -- these charges of nationalism are silly. If any of you were to stand up for your countrry or language, you would consider that to be patriotic. When I do the same -- it's nationalism.
: Oh well,. I guess that Yogi Berra was more right than he realized when he said: "where you stand, depends on where you sit." You Brits sit comfortably in your own country, which has not had to worry about anyone occupying it for many centuries. It's clear that you cannot understand someone like me.
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