Re: Germanic and Celtic (was Re: Verb-second ... verb-penultimate languages?)
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 8:05|
staving Andreas Johansson:
>Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>:
> > Hallo!
> > On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:59:20 +0100, Peter Bleackley wrote:
> > > This raises a question - how closely are Celtic (VSO) languages
> related to
> > > Germanic (V2) languages? I know that the Germanic peoples acquired their
> > > exonym because in Caesar's time they were allies (germani) of the Celts,
>Sorry for missing the original post here, but is this a known fact? I've
>couple other etymologies of the name asserted with perfect confidence, so I'm,
>understandably I think, somewhat suspicious.
I got it from Wikipedia's, "Germanic peoples" article, so the accuracy can
be measured as "nobody with sufficient reason to doubt it has read the