Iñaki Galdos Irazabal

17-10-2017, BERRIA


The author of the article complains about the ”dialect craze” that is taking hold of a lot of Basque media, which means that a lot of announcers and broadcasters are cheekily using their hometown’s Basque dialect instead of using Standard Basque (the one listeners from all of Euskal Herria can understand).

Standard Basque went through harsh times during the first years since its creation, which are by now fortunately long forgotten. However, lately, across a lot of mass media there’s a growing trend of neglecting Standard Basque and using Basque dialects instead. In the author’s opinion, this is not the right thing to do: unless the Standard Basque question is taken seriously, then the Basque language is done for.