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    Another minority language - although this one was one was purposefully and quite systematically pushed to the edge of extinction by the national government over the last 200+ years.
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    San Sebastian, Spain? Language is Basque?

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    I'm guessing the Basque region as well. Or maybe Sheboygan, WI?
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    The language is a Latin-based language, so not Basque (which is not Indo-European and quite sui generis).

    So, I'd guess Barcelona. But, it looks very, very French in architecture, so I'll guess Nice, instead (Provencal, instead of Catalan).

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    i think it´s a city in the south of france

    the language i think is occitan

    so my guess is Marseille

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    Azure Coast seems like a good guess, but I don't think that's Marseille... nor do I think it's Nimes.

    How about Montpellier?

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    Quote Originally posted by Cirrus
    Azure Coast seems like a good guess, but I don't think that's Marseille... nor do I think it's Nimes.

    How about Montpellier?
    excellent.

    It's Montpellier and the language is Occitan or "langue d'Oc" (which is closely related to Catalan)

    There are more pictures of Montpellier to come.
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

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    Hot damn! That's two in one week!

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