No, it's just that Welsh people are voting to say that Welsh is a people language too.
I'm starting to get more ambivalent about measures like this. I like the idea of a country trying to maintain its cultural and linguistic heritage, but I don't necessarily see any benefit to it.
They say the amendments will give the language equal status with English in Wales, requiring companies and public bodies to use more Welsh.
He told Radio Wales the "beefed up" role of the proposed commissioner aimed to head off the need for people to take legal action over their rights to use Welsh when dealing with firms and public bodies.
He said: "The commissioner is there to enforce those standards [of Welsh language provision] so that Welsh speakers who want services through the medium of Welsh, can do so
Ok, this all sounds nice, since I think the figure is that 20% of Welsh people speak Welsh. But then consider that 100% of Welsh also speak English. I'm just picturing a Welsh speaker getting into some legal trouble and then insisting on having his rights read to him in Welsh when he already understands his rights, and requesting a Welsh speaking lawyer to translate for him in court.
I also don't see why companies should be required to use more Welsh since companies would naturally be dealing with the English speaking world.
For the record, I wouldn't see any sense in this if they instituted something similar in Ireland. I would see less sense in it, actually since a fewer percentage of Irish people use Irish.
I'd see the point in all of this if there were a significant portion of Welsh people who had trouble speaking English but were fluent in Welsh.