[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
craig at agantavas.org
Thu May 24 06:46:36 BST 2012
I have always said the same, Dan. The West Saxons only ever applied
the term to Celtic speakers. To them, the Cornish were the
"Westwealas"; the Welsh the "Northwealas". I wasn't aware of the
I wondered if it had a more general Indo-European root, as a great
many places and people had <gal>, <wal> applied to them in areas which
were known to be Celtic speaking by the Late Iron Age. These include:
WALes, CornWALl, PortuGAL, WALlonia, WALlachia, GAUL, GAEL/GAELic;
GALicia, GALatia, and so on.
On 23 Me 2012, at 23:55, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> This persistent urban myth that "Welsh" means "foreign". It doesn't.
> It was the Germanic word for "Celtic" derived from the name of the
> Celtic tribe the Roman's called the "Volcae" - "Welsh" means "Celt".
> The Southern Germans call their romanised Celtic neighbours "die
> Welschen". It has nothing to do with "foreigner".
> On May 23, 2012, at 6:15 PM, Eddie Climo wrote:
>> Indeed, like renaming the Cymru and the Kernowyon as foreigners:
>> Welsh and Cornwelsh!
>> Then some of the blighters have the gall to compain about the
>> 'racist negative slur' of such neutral Celtic words as 'Sassunach',
>> 'Sows' and 'Saws'.
>> Wonder where theose -ve connotations spring from?!
>> Eddie Climo
>> On 2012 Me 23, at 11:22, Christian Semmens wrote:
>>> The English renamed a lot of things, including people as well as
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