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Re: "Kauderwelsch" (was: LUNATIC SURVEY: 2005)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, February 27, 2005, 21:51
Quoting "J. 'Mach' Wust" <j_mach_wust@...>:

> There's an interesting essay by Tolkien ("English and Welsh") where he > states that _welsh_ didn't mean 'weird foreign language' but involved a > statement on the beauty of the sounds of the foreign language: Only > nice-sounding languages rich of vowels were called _welsh_, that is, > Romances and Welsh.
Were the Gaelic langs considered "Welsh" by the Anglo-Saxons? Apart from the other Germanic languages, they're about the only non-Welsh, non-Romance languages the Anglo-Saxons will have had much exposture to. Well, possibly also Pictish. Andreas


Joe <joe@...>