This fascinating map by Oliver O’Brien shows the most popularly spoken language after English for each London ward. The data is from 2011 and in some areas will have changed considerably – Romanian fondness for the northern end of the Piccadilly Line has certainly grown. I hoped the Nepalese would have shrunk from tunnels, but it is not so. I think English is still the first language in all wards, although obviously in places like Punjabi Southall and Gujarati Wembley it is now a minority language.
It’s a shame there isn’t (afaik) a Barcelona equivalent. I think the data is still out there, though, as in London, a considerable number of people are not counted, and, unlike London, one never knows how far the data presented has been influenced by the political agenda.
- The Visigoths in history and legend
One of Spanish nationalism’s numerous Achilles heels.
- Bestiaries (iii) / stags (i)
Like a tree quick, rooted in the wind…
- Reagrupament and mesophrase, the subcategory of translation that Dryden forgot
Candide of CataloniaWatch appears to have come to the conclusion that watching Catalonia is rather like watching paint dry, but without the happy ending. However, before retiring to cultivate its (keep reading) garden it sent me excerpts from a Catalan constitution proposed by Reagrupament which it found in a bar following the Hapsburg Pretender Day celebrations …
- Wikipedia: Arabic vs Klingon
“the number of interested people in having an Open Content Arabic Encyclopedia doesn’t reflect the number of Arabic people over the Internet”