21st October 2005 at 01:00
Spoken but not heard may be an unkind interpretation of the continued decline and growth of Gaelic - pardon the confusion.

The press release from the registrar general for Scotland makes the position absolutely crystal clear, or doesn't, depending on your viewpoint:

"It is moving from being an oral language to being a language spoken, read and written."

We leave it to better judges than ourselves. Maybe something is lost in the translation.

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