[Spellyans] David Mitchells's views on Cornish and revival of 'ancient languages'.
njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 08:34:29 BST 2009
How is Scottish Gaelic an "ancient language"? It's not Tocharian or
Hittite. It's still spoken, so it's modern.
Gaelic is Celtic and therefore Indo-European. English is Germanic and
Indo-European. So both English and Gaelic
are developments of the same proto-language and are thus exactly the
I gave up reading the Guardian years ago. I'm glad I did.
On 16 Est 2009, at 08:13, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>> This has caused some offence in Sleat where he was hospitably
>> treated and and considerably assisted with local facilities. The
>> blog can be accessed on:-
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