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563: Re French and its future in Haiti (fwd)
From: Max Blanchet <MaxBlanchet@worldnet.att.net>
To suggest as some have done here that French is doomed
in Haiti is to misread the linguistic situation there.
Notwitstanding the misuse French has been put through in Haiti,
-- something that has been discussed on Corbett ad nauseum --
in reality such an outcome would be tantamount to having
a lobotomy performed on the Haitian people.
American friends of Haiti who are contemplating such an outcome
- a few seemingly with some glee - should ponder the situation in
Puerto Rico where a similar job was attempted on the Spanish
The results are well known!