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li [Rex May] mi tulis la

> Saying  'cultural and linguistic divisions' is misleading.  Linguistic
> divisions, as you say, mean very little  again Switzerland springs
> to mind.  But cultural divisions can be lethal, and are infinitely
> more important than language differences.
> 
> It's tricky, because often a language can become a -symbol- of
> more important cultural differences, and that leads us to think
> that the language difference is what's causing the problem, when
> in fact it's just a sort of symptom of it.

Precisely the point I was trying to make. Language is a manifestation of
other differences, but need not be.