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Polish as Irelands Third Offical language?


jareck8  
24 Oct 2007 /  #61
this is progress and evolution polish have to come ireland and it is important to communicate inthis langauge..

wat about in usa i dont think 300 years ago the native language was 'amrican' but the brits and french forced there way there, dissolved the natives and then we have a new langugae and new nationality...

let the poles speak in there language, they learnt yours now yuo will leanr theres.. it might be a little difficult to learn pronuncation but try it.
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #62
and no Polish will not be made State language for god sake
jareck8  
24 Oct 2007 /  #63
in england the focus is turning on to the polish pound, and i beleive our sacred language will be a part of british and souther irish society.... theres no going back now, we have made england our home.
szarlotka  
24 Oct 2007 /  #64
polish pound,

Hey stick to the Zloty. Even Jacques Chirac couldn't take away our pound.

Only messing jareck, I understood your real meaning.
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #65
are you indian ? or Pole ?

not matter both are no good
daffy  
24 Oct 2007 /  #66
we have made england our home.

and welcome :) witamy! ;)

under EU you are entitled, as we are, to settle ANYWHERE we all like in the EU.
And as such, will be provided for (as ive outlined, are being provided for) in the Republic of Ireland :)

Dziekujemy
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #67
Dziekujemy

ohhhh you know Polish really clever i bet you not even live here
jareck8  
24 Oct 2007 /  #68
having different languages doesnt bring people together....it seperates them.

look at the exampes in the US and Canada.

not really

in india people of different religions and langauges side by side, everybody intermiongels and livs happily - to an extent..

i know in canada the ontarians are rather proud of their french and dont like speaking english, but then thats down to the people if there are other langauges avaialbel its up to the people to apprecaite there fellow people
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #69
and again Polish will not become an state language get over it
szarlotka  
24 Oct 2007 /  #70
Zeze - carry on like that and I'm going to invade Rio and bring a load of my Polish friends with me!
jareck8  
24 Oct 2007 /  #71
and again Polish will not become an state language get over it

actually you will road signs in polish, dcumentation, food in nationals supermarkets, and then like french is taught in schools so will polish...

the futures bright the futures polska
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #72
Polish friends with me!

do that but just if they hot blond Polish girl

indian+ with a fat Polish girl = to Indian love Poland
jareck8  
24 Oct 2007 /  #73
indian+ with a fat Polish girl = to Indian love Poland

jealousy has prevailed

do that but just if they hot blond Polish girl

you are exceedingly judgemental, remember how the english had treated and still treat the 'irish', i think you should be more empathatic to polish migrants, now we are the ones who are building irelands roads,, and serving the guiness... and the lepricorns will now be wearing RED!
HAL9009  
24 Oct 2007 /  #74
the lepricorns will now be wearing RED

But the hats will still be green ;)
OP Zeze  
24 Oct 2007 /  #75
jealousy has prevailed

no but truth had
szarlotka  
24 Oct 2007 /  #76
remember how the english had treated and still treat the 'irish'

The last part of that comment is outdated and quite frankly insulting to the English.
z_darius  
24 Oct 2007 /  #77
i know in canada the ontarians are rather proud of their french and dont like speaking english

Yeah, and in Quebec they like speaking English and are proud of it, huh?

What a pot of crock!
Sure, some Ontarians speak French. In 15 years I met perhaps five of them. OK, maybe six. Heck, previous Ontario's Premier couldn't speak a word of French. Not sure about the current one. I knew more people in Poland speaking French than I know Ontarians speaking that language. You got it all mixed up.
szarlotka  
24 Oct 2007 /  #78
You got it all mixed up.

It's a common theme
miranda  
24 Oct 2007 /  #79
yep, french keep a really low profile in Ontario.
z_darius  
24 Oct 2007 /  #80
There are some Ontario communities where there are some French traditions (e.g. Welland or Windsor) but they speak English, only sometimes French, and mostly at home.

To be honest, in Ontario it may be easier to communicate in Mandarin, Polish, Dutch, German or Spanish than it is in French.

I work for a local government office in Ontario. Out of about 100 employees NONE is conversant in French. I think I am the best French speaker here, and believe me, my French sucks big time.
miranda  
24 Oct 2007 /  #81
I believe you. On the personal level I think that it is a pitty because I like French culture, yet there is so little of it in Ontario.
z_darius  
24 Oct 2007 /  #82
I don't have a problem with the French culture. My sister has been living in France since 1988, and I visited France a lot. I also think it is a very interesting phenomenon that the French language survived here, in the ocean of English. I like watching their TV channels cuz the quality of programming is much better than the usual English garbage. Many Quebecois can't even speak English.

One problem though is that in order to survive, they have very strict language laws in Quebec. They even have language police. People who run around towns and measure if English signs are sufficiently smaller than French ones. They actually use tape measures :) That causes a lot of resentment and most immigrants prefer to immigrate to English speaking parts of Canada. The reason is that an immigrant in Quebec must go to a French school. No ifs ands or buts. In the rest of Canada immigrants can go to any school they want.
miranda  
24 Oct 2007 /  #83
I like watching their TV channels cuz the quality of programming is much better than the usual English garbage.

I do that too, although I don't speak the language;(
z_darius  
24 Oct 2007 /  #84
Not a biggie while watching TV. All you do is listen, they can't hear you anyway. You could even sit naked in front of TV, and they wouldn't be able to see you. Honest! :)
miranda  
24 Oct 2007 /  #85
Not a biggie while watching TV.

yeh, it sounds weird to some people, he, he......

All you do is listen, they can't hear you anyway. You could even sit naked in front of TV, and they wouldn't be able to see you. Honest! :)

are you speaking from experiance;)?
z_darius  
24 Oct 2007 /  #86
are you speaking from experince;)?

Nooooo!!!! A friend told me :)
miranda  
24 Oct 2007 /  #87
lucky me, I don't have friends like that;) and your comments are a bit creepy.
There is a differance between wit and sarcasm;)
ShelleyS  
26 Oct 2007 /  #88
This has to be the funniest things I have seen in ages... - I dont see Polish on the list and nor do I have expect to....this is not meant a slur to Polish people, I am merely pointing it out - So you can sleep well tonight in your beds in Ire knowing that when your kids go to school Polish will not be on the curriculum :)

Mandarin Chinese - 882 million
2. Spanish - 325 million
3. English - 312-380 million
4. Arabic - 206-422 million
5. Hindi - 181 million
6. Portuguese - 178 million
7. Bengali - 173 million
8. Russian - 146 million
9. Japanese - 128 million
10. German - 96 million
jareck8  
26 Oct 2007 /  #89
you forgot urdu which has around 150 million speakers worldwide simialr to hindi... i have a few colleagues speaking this

what you are forgetting is that the needs of ireland require polish to be spoken, there ar emany souls living there
HAL9009  
26 Oct 2007 /  #90
knowing that when your kids go to school Polish will not be on the curriculum :)

mmm, I think it already is on the curriculum as an option :D
We were never any good at languages in the Irish schools. French and German were the main languages offered for a long time.

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