Yes. In the same way that french language laws target English, the Catalonian language law targets the other major dominant language. Strange how that works. It's like they're fighting a specific problem of Spanish overshadowing Catalan, and not every language overshadowing it.Lucrece wrote:It will not separate. These laws are just bureaucratic spite. They target Spanish alone. One thing to consider for those who feel small additions to signs are insignificant: Start a fucking business and get off the forums. Even a few inches out of the norm in a sign in the US will get you letters threatening fines if it's not a particular size, color, shape, and length.
Not to mention that all the defenders here are completely glossing over the fact that the law targets Spanish in particular above all other languages.
If, somehow, all of spain decided one day that, to be dicks, they'd speak Cantonese, the Catalonians would make that their target. But, Catalan has nothing to fear from Cantonese, so they don't talk about it.
Many countries have laws about language (at least according to wikipedia). Some attempt to keep one language in tandem with another, others try to wipe out minority languages. This one is working against the majority (spanish) to keep a minority language alive in a region (catalan). Or at least that's what it looks like.
So, yeah. Just because it targets only one language doesn't mean it's out of spite.