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Re: "Yoon" "weird" xi ~ (was Re: Tasratal: sketch: connectives

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2001, 2:03
Michael Poxon scripsit:

> A bit similar to > "Welsh" (wealh) in Anglo-Saxon, meaning 'not one of our lot' - not > necessarily Cymric, witness walnut = welsh (Italian) nut.
But not just anybody non-English: they have to be either British (P-Celtic) or Italic speaking, pretty much. A Goth or a Norseman or an Irishman was not a *wealh*, as JRRT points out in "English and Welsh". -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan