Children are taught in Welsh in most schools in the counties of Gwynedd and Dyfed, and Welsh is a compulsory subject in most schools in the rest of Wales. Yet four-fifths of people in the principality do not speak Welsh. So four-fifths of children are spending time learning a language that will be no use to them, since all Welsh speakers also speak English.
Professor Christie Davies, a sociologist from Reading University says that if the language were allowed to die: "Dead Welsh could then be the Latin of the peoples of Britain."
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