or not Te Reo … ?
That be the question.
Whether ’tis nobler in the hearts and minds to suffer the machinations of the self-serving PC; or to take arms and by educating expose them? (Why bother …)
must be the most inferiority-complex raddled people on the planet. I state this boldly, being one (and actually proud of it* ).
what light through yonder window breaks? ‘Tis ‘education’ …
THE ALMOST DEFUNCT
Maori language is being resurrected. Taxpayer’s funds are diverted towards this truly noble** end—
“Studies show that students who speak more than one language perform, in a number of ways, at higher levels than those who speak only one.”
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—so I ask: Why not invest in teaching them something they can apply outside of school? In my youth the “more than one” of choice was French. These days Chinese might easily be the better bet.
I COULD REALLY GET INTO THIS
but it would cost me volumes.
NOW PLEASE EXCUSE ME
I’m off to see if I can get Saxon or Norman French made compulsory in Britain (and get rid of that silly bastardised doggerel they call modern English).
Here, have a nice resurrected Maori cultural—
—souvenir from the days before postcards became popular. (Tourists took oodles of these home before some Pakeha spoilsports ruined the trade.)
* Sometimes you’d never guess …
** Spoken like a native it sounds like nothing so much as swearing—just try saying ‘Whakapapa’ properly without it sounding like …