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I speak Catalan, although I read and write it far better than I speak it. Both my Catalan courses were marked by bigger events. The first course in Born, Barcelona was marred by my then Catalan partner’s hunger strike for Independence and subsequent involuntary detention in a psychiatric unit for two months. That hunger strike was censored by mainstream media although David Pratt and Kathleen Nutt (The Herald) and RAC1 (Barcelona) and some alternative media gave it some mention. The second was marred by the October 1 referendum and subsequent events. Damn those independistas! Both those events actually immersed me in Catalan.
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