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Re: Celtic, semitic, etc.

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 18:32
Raymond Brown wrote:

> [GALICIA] > >The pipes, the kilt, and all that. > > Never met any Welsh pipes or kilts in the 22 years I lived there :)
Well, no.
> I know pipes are used in Brittany, Ireland & Scotland; but they are also > traditional to parts of England, e.g. Northumbria, and to many parts of the > European continent.
I am told that the pipes (gaita) in Galicia are clearly not a borrowing from the insular version, but are related to it by common descent from the most primitive version of the technology. Detailed information at .
> Kilts, I thought, were a fairly recent (i.e. two or three centuries ago) > Scots invention replacing the older, more awkward philibeg.
It was the latter that I meant, though I did not know its name. There is also the question of toponymy, though I have not yet found anything sufficiently detailed on the Net. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)