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Class 1, Question 10

Post  Marc on Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:13 pm

Provide a description of the linguistic situation in the British Isles before the Germanic invasion.

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Re: Class 1, Question 10

Post  Marc on Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:16 pm

Long Story p20 - For comic book fans, the mention of Romans conquerors and locals
doing battle will also bring to mind the adventures of Asterix and his friends.
The Gallic race of the Brittany region of France, so gloriously represented by
the valiant Asterix and Obelix, were in fact speakers of a Celtic language and
the first cousins of the Celts waging war against the Romans in what is now
England, Wales and Scotland. Their descendants, the modern-day Bretonspeaking
inhabitants of Brittany, can still manage to make themselves


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understood in conversations with their Welsh-, Irish- and Gaelic-speaking
Celtic counterparts from the British Isles.
The music of Brittany also has a
good deal in common with that of the Celtic peoples of the British Isles.
Even though the bagpipes are very strongly associated with Scotland, a
slightly different version of the instrument is regularly played in Ireland and
in Brittany. The Celtic harp can also be heard on both sides of the Channel,
not just in the incapable hands of Cacophonix, the musically incompetent
bard of Asterix fame. The contemporary French harpist, Alain Stivell, uses
the Celtic harp in his new age music.

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