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Today is #MotherLanguageDay. Many people and organisations are celebrating the beauty of diverse languages. For EU citizens at home in the UK #Brexit only comes in a universal language: that of anxiety. Anxiety because we all have to apply to stay in our home.
Ring-fencing our rights would help take away some of that anxiety. So today we call on the countries of our mother language, @10DowningStreet, @Europarl_EN, @EU_Commission, @MichelBarnier, @eucopresident, @EP_President and @guyverhofstadt to finally do that! 2/
If you want to help EU citizens at home in the UK then please become an #EUcitizensChampion
🇩🇰 Tak.
🇸🇰 Vd‘aka.
🇮🇹 Grazie.
🇪🇪 Aitäh
🇫🇷 Merci.
🇮🇸 Takk.
🇷🇴 Mulţumiri.
❤️ Thank you.… 3/
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Today is @UNESCO International #MotherLanguageDay & 2019 is the International Year of #IndigenousLanguages @iyoil—let’s talk about language denialism. 🚨 thread 🚨
Language denialism is one type of linguistic injustice. To put it in context, here are a few other types of linguistic injustice (and for all things related to linguistic injustice, check out @VocalFriesPod)…
There’s accentism—discrimination against a person or group based on their accent. See the Accentism Project @AccentismProj AKA glottophobie.
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"I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you..."


(Art: Unknown)
"Storm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness..

Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortal
Builds our strength by pain, and an empire is born out of ruins..”


(Art: Leslie Abraham)
"Yet all we dream and hope are memories treasured,
Are forecasts we misspell,
But of what life or scene he who has measured
The boundless heavens can tell.."


(Art: KaalChakra, Konark Sun temple)
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