At a recent match Barça unveiled a map of what the local ethnic supremacists call “The Catalan Countries”. The president of the Valencian region is not happy at Catalan nationalists’ desire to colonise other allegedly Catalan-speaking zones, compares his situation with Czechoslovakia before the Anschluss, and says that “Catalan fascists” have less following down his way than the cannabis party. Seeing that everyone I’ve met in Valencia smokes, I hope he means a lot less.
- How to get Valencia to agree that Catalan and Valencian are the same
Antoni Puigverd posted a cool piece, Lenguas como cuchillos, over at LaVa the other day, calling for an end to the
- Valencian revisionism
The most important, tho poorly documented, argument employed by Valencian linguistic separatists is that, unlike other dialects along the “Catalan”-Hispanic language
- Catalan corruption
“The degree of corruption of most administrations is more or less equivalent in different times and circumstances…”
- (& what about Benasque dialect?)
“Caixa Penedès to resign all its Valencia offices in Catalan.” I do hope they’ll do it in Valencian too.
- Catalan language policy: Marxist, Stalinist, Francoist or fascist?
The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona’s cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language