Times Literary Supplement April 12, 2018

Lesser-used languages of the British Isles cont. We believed we had covered them all: Cornish, Manx, Welsh, Romany, Scoots, Irish Gaelic, even St Kilda Gaelic. Our personal criterion for a “living language” is the existence of poetry, or something resembling it. Along the way, we mentioned Channel Islands Norman French, the most remote of our lesser-used languages. Or so we thought. The excellent London publishers Francis Boutle, which specializes in this field, has sent us The…

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