However we are bombarded with complaints when a gathering of Welsh speakers converses in Welsh in front of monoglots
who share Mr Griffiths'' outlook should stop trying to make their own linguistic deprivation the gold standard for the rest of us.
are in a majority of 98% in most of Wales, 80% when North West Wales is included.
Only a century ago, approximately 75% of the population was Welsh speaking, with significant numbers of monoglots
People like you, I suspect, are monoglots
and have no choice but to speak English.
Surely it is only Welsh monoglots
(one per cent of Wales' population) who would require a Welsh sign?
I only wish that the Tories would apply a similar policy of immigrants having to learn English, to English monoglots
moving into rural Wales.
This nadir of knowledge that some monoglots
descend to deserves our pity, be they speakers of English, French, German or whatever.
In my early years this was reduced to about 50 per cent Welsh speaking with few Welsh monoglots
over the age of five.
The experiments showed a success rate of 75% for the multilingual group versus 50% for the monoglots
SIR - Your correspondent Ann Spinks (Letters, April 14) who feels that it is discriminating against Anglophone monoglots
that you fail to provide a translation of Welshlanguage letters clearly would not be interested in the opinion of anyone who chooses to write in the older of the two official languages of Wales.
Perhaps he can enlighten us what other countries in the world have decided to kill off their own language in order to get on, not realising that bilingual people find it much easier to learn new languages than monoglots