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Germanic and Celtic (was Re: Verb-second ... verb-penultimate languages?)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Monday, April 24, 2006, 18:35

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, > and that Celtic culture originally appeared around the headwaters of the > Danube, which is now a German speaking area.
Of course, both are Indo-European, and have been neighbours for centuries - but other than that, Germanic and Celtic are not considered especially closely related by most linguists, I think. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>