Re: ,Language' in language name?
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 22:21|
Padraic Brown wrote:
> I had wondered why Kerno stuck out like a sore
> thumb in the midst of *brit- derived names all around; and was happy,
> or at least satisfied to at last discover the truth.
I missed that: what *is* the truth? I thought they used Kerno/Kernu
because there are lots of other kinds of Britons and British
langs around, just like the French and Spanish and Italians
don't call themselves "Latin" or "Roman", but the Rumantsch-speakers
and Romanians and Ladin-speakers and Ladino-speakers do: their
neighbor languages aren't Romance in nature.
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