Corsica and the destruction of second homes.

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Wed May 17, 2006 6:41 pm

Recently the Front de liberation nationale de la Corse (FLNC) and other groups have changed tactics.

They have moved away from assassinations and attacks on public building and instead have been methodically destroying second homes owned by off islanders.

This has proved popular with some locals who were tired of the killings and angry at the impossible housing market.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_F ... of_Corsica

Corsican (Corsu or Lingua Corsa) is a Romance language spoken on the island of Corsica (France), alongside French, which is the official language. A similar dialect to Corsican is also spoken to some extent in the Gallura area of Sardinia (Italy). It has strong similarities to Italian and in particular the Tuscany dialects of Italian. Most linguists consider it as a Tuscany dialect, the closest to modern Italian.

According to its Unesco classification, the Corsican language is currently in danger of becoming extinct. In recent years, greater protection for the language has been discussed as part of proposals for increased autonomy of the region of Corsica from France.

The language has several dialects including Northern Corsican, spoken in the Bastia and Corte area, and Southern Corsican, spoken around Sartene and Porto-Vecchio. The dialect of Ajaccio has been described as in transition. The dialects spoken at Calvi and Bonifacio are closer to Genoa dialect, also known as Ligurian.

In the Sardinian region of Gallura, including the town of Tempio Pausania, and on the island of La Maddalena "Gallurese" is spoken. This is a transitional dialect with many similarities with Southern Corsican.

The Corsican language is a key vehicle for Corsican culture, which is notably rich in proverbs. Corsica also has a tradition of polyphonic singing that dates back to the 16th century and is thought to have evolved from similar traditions on the Italian mainland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corsican_language



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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:30 pm

News from Corsica.

Welcome to your new holiday home. Please beware of the danger of bombs

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/ ... 36,00.html

The death of two men has led some to question the point of the Corsican separatist struggle, reports Angelique Chrisafis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/jou ... 76,00.html



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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:03 pm

Cultures United to Honor Separatism : NY Times : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/arts/14abroad.html

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Post by Marhak » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:04 pm

It's only a matter of time....

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:42 pm



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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:45 pm

Any help Carrick?

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Post by factotum » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Wouldn't it make more sense to squat the properties and put in locals? Never could understand why the Welsh didn't do this, rather than out and out vandalism which benefited no-one.

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Post by Marhak » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:11 am

And would retain our much-needed housing stock.

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Post by carrek » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:25 pm

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:20 pm

Thanks Carrek.

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