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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 >seen a >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 article yet." Pete