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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:37 PM

17. According to Wiki


It's a part of the Insular Celtic language family. I was trying to figure out where Cornish language fit in. They lost their last speaker several decades ago I believe.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brythonic_languages

The Brythonic or Brittonic languages (Welsh: ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig, Cornish: yethow brythonek/predennek, Breton: yezho¨ predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family, the other being Goidelic. The name Brythonic was derived by Welsh Celticist John Rhys from the Welsh word Brython, meaning an indigenous Briton as opposed to an Anglo-Saxon or Gael. The name Brittonic derives ultimately from the name Prettanike, recorded by Greek authors for the British Isles. Some authors reserve the term Brittonic for the modified later Brythonic languages after about AD 600.

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