LETTERS: A second British tongue

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The Independent Online
"ENGLISH pupils will have to learn Welsh" (3 March). What a great privilege. To be able to speak and understand a second British language. To be able to converse with "neighbours" in their own tongue. To be able to pronounce properly and understand the meanings of nearly all place names in mainland Britain. To be able to read and understand another great British literature. To have access to a fascinating second British culture. I ddarllen a deall y frawddeg hon. What a great privilege.

Deric John

Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan