Letter: Welsh spoken here

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The Independent Online
Sir: Judith Judd states ("Learning Welsh can help with your maths", 13 September) that Welsh is "a language which, not long ago, was spoken mainly by poets and peasants".

Welsh is spoken by 80 per cent of the population of the old county of Gwynedd and 60 per cent of Clwyd. They have not learnt it overnight, so to which category does your correspondent believe they belong?

STEVE BARBER

Beeston, Nottinghamshire

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