Re: [conculture] Names of countries and national languages
|Date:||Sunday, September 23, 2007, 17:56|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Benct PhilipJonsson
> Sorry about that one. The d*****d Gmail in the mobile played
> a trick on me!
> What I meant to say/ask was that as far as I know it is the
> case for all the national states of Europe that the name of
> the country and the name of the national language are
> derived from the same base. Even where several languages
> share a single standard language, as with English and German
> the language name shares its base with one of the countries
> where it is spoken.
The names of nations and languages are often derived from the name of
the ethnics group they represent.
> The one real exception I can think of is Espa