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Re: [conculture] Names of countries and national languages

Date:Sunday, September 23, 2007, 17:56
> [] On Behalf Of Benct Philip
> 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


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>