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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,
ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:
>> when I hear someone question whether the ancient inhabitants of the >> British >> Isles were "Celts", my immediate interpretation is linguistic - I take it >> as >> questioning whether their languages belong to the same branch of IE as do >> the >> 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.) Doug