Saturday, May 7, 2011

Do You Speak Breton?


In Brittany (Bretagne to the French) all of the street signs are like this... in French and Breton, the local language.

It's a dying language by most accounts. It's estimated that only about 200,000 people speak it today, but there were 1.3 million back in 1930. Breton (Breizh) is spoken in Lower Brittany and comes from a Celtic language community between Great Britain and present-day Brittany. Until the 12th century it was the language of the upper classes.

So far, I've only learned kenavo, which is goodbye. 

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