Re: Language naming terminology (was Re: Finno-Ugric languages)
|Date:||Monday, September 21, 1998, 8:43|
Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> At 4:31 pm -0500 20/9/98, Tom Wier wrote:
> >Note that the names used for the same people were used by the people closest
> >to them; so, for example, the English used "German-" since the Germani
> >were the
> >closest to them,
> So how come we have in Welsh: Yr Almaen (Germany), Almaenaidd (German
> [adj]), Almaeneg (German language), Almaenwr (German man), Almaenes (German
> woman) ? Are you saying that the Germani were closest to the English on
> the east of our island while the Alemani were closest to the Britons/Welsh
> on the west? I know of no evidence of this.
Mightn't this be the famous Welsh-Spanish connection? I don't know much
Welsh, but pirate is morladron, IIRC. Maybe passing pirates discussed
the state of plundering in Germanic waters?