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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. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@...> the corridors || during the hours of repose || in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel


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