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Re: De Germaniis (was Re: Roumania...)

From:P. M. ARKTAYG <pmva@...>
Date:Friday, April 16, 1999, 17:08
Fabian wrote:

> [...] > >So... did *anyone* take up the name of the Teutones as the name, > >besides the Germans themselves? It seems almost everyone else > >adopted the name from the Germani or the Alemanni (and where does > >this <neamt,> come from?). > > I heard a rumour once taht slavs generally referred to foreigners as 'those > who dont speak (slavic)'. Presumably this word is a derivative of taht -
This is true.
> Germany being teh only non-slavic neighbour to Poland. > </unsubstantiated rumour>
You forgot about Baltic peoples (Prussians*, Jatwingians*) and Hungarians, but the name _Niemiec_ is older than Poland and was applied generally to German peoples. E.g., in XVII century that name (and similar) was applied to English, too. * Are these names correct in English? -- P. M. ARKTAYG