Re: [conculture] Names of countries and national languages
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 24, 2007, 15:03|
Den 23. sep. 2007 kl. 11.03 skrev Jeff Rollin:
> And of course there are the names "Wales" and "Welsh", which come
> from an old Anglo-Saxon word for "foreigner"
The word is actually Celtic in origin. The Volcai was a Celtic nation
who for some time dwelt in the vicinity of the Germanic tribes in
continental Europe. Enough to make their name become a generic term
Maybe the Welsh are too rash in rejecting it, since it actually *is*
a Celtic word, at least in origin.