Celtic, was Re: The etymology of (King) Arthur
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 25, 2004, 12:53|
In a message dated 9/25/2004 2:36:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> when I hear someone question whether the ancient inhabitants of the
>> Isles were "Celts", my immediate interpretation is linguistic - I take it
>> questioning whether their languages belong to the same branch of IE as do
>> continental Celtic languages (Gaulish and friends).
>Friends? AFAIK Gaulish is the only known one - and what is known of that
>is far from perfect.
Other Continental Celtic languages of which something is known include
Celtiberian, Lepontic, and Galatian.
(According to _The Celtic Languages_, ed. by Martin J. Ball & James Fife.)