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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 for 'foreigner'. Maybe the Welsh are too rash in rejecting it, since it actually *is* a Celtic word, at least in origin. LEF


Daniel Prohaska <daniel@...>Names of countries and national languages