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I mentioned the Council of Europe somewhere before on this board, in that signatories have to agree to protect indigenous languages and the like by at least broadcasting something in one of the languages for a specified small amount per week.
The cost of that with regards to radio is pretty minimal, but is it really justified to spend so much extra money on television broadcasts for an audience that is provably often so small? I mean, if the Cornish, Welsh et. al. had pumped out critically acclaimed novels, films and the like that explained the human condition in a specific approach only linguistically and so colourfully expressible (just think about the German word "Eigengrau", for instance) in their respective languages, then there would be a case for it being a flourishing and expressive culture.
If there is a trade board for the devolved governments of our islandic co-habitants, do they deal regularly in those languages you'd expect, or just English?
Fellow poster above is correct in saying it ignores ~1000 years of homogenisation if that really isn't the case. IIRC, Cornish was declared a dead language about 100 years ago after some woman died ages before that.
Sage for this being /iq/ and not /lit/ or /pol/