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Re: Celtic, semitic, etc.

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Saturday, April 29, 2000, 9:39
At 13:21 28/04/00 -0400, you wrote:
>> >>...even tho the Welsh language has official status in Wales & is more >>widely used than Irish? Even tho the Bretons form the largest >>Celtic-speaking group? > >That's education for you! Welsh is probably thought to be a funny >kind of English and Breton almost assuredly is thought to be French. >
True, I've heard that from very uneducated French people (and by uneducated, I don't mean unschooled. One can even be a professor and yet be uneducated, some of you gave us examples yesterday :) ). The worst I've heard (but it was only due to ignorance and he accepted my correction with pleasure) is when a friend of mine told me that Basque was merely a dialect of Spanish. Well, he won't make the same mistake again :) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :