Debunking still more the “Franco persecuted Catalan culture” myth, here’s a piece by Catalan dictionarian, Sebastià Oliveras, lamenting the loss of the cultural pluralism enjoyed in the 50s and 60s.
Dinosaurs are out of their tombs once again over here, with someone calling himself Adam repeating one particularly hoary myth. The
- Moo, moo, two by two
The good news for mourners of dead tongues is that in Northern Ireland they’re inventing new languages, dialects and other officially
- State-directed swamping of Catalonia by immigrants from other parts of Spain
Along with stuff like the banning of the sardana and of Catalan, this is another of the absurd lies told about
- die tageszeitung compares Spanish regional nationalists to Franco
The taz has been obligatory reading for the thoughtful German green-left for the last 30 years. It has no particular sympathy
- Banning languages
From José, an interesting variation on the evil-dictator-tries-to-eradicate-language urban myth: Franco banned Catalan but not Valencian.