Re: Welsh Operators Keep it English

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> CARDIFF, Wales, May 8 (UPI) -- Telephone operators in Wales are > being told not to greet callers in the country's native tongue because > the language may damage vocal chords." > How bad does your language have to be that merely speaking it can > damage your vocal chords?

I am a linguist, and I can assure you that I've never heard of a language damaging vocal cords! Such a language would immediately change into one that doesn't, since children of each generation learn only what they can hear.

Journalistic hoax?

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