From: Daniel J. Milton
Message: 49908
Date: 2007-09-15

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> On Wikipedia I saw an article that claims that the
> Eastern Britons were Belgae who spoke languages
> closely related to Ango-Saxon, which accounts for the
> general lack of Celtic substrate in Old English. It
> claims that no Celtic inscriptions are found in E.
> Briton. My impression was that it saw Belgae as
> essentially a Celtic influenced form of Germanic and
> similar to Frankish.
> I'd like to hear from the rest of you regarding this.
Rick, it would help if you were more specific than just "Wikipedia".
I tracked it down anyway, to the article on "Sub-Roman Britain", which
references Oppenheimer (2006) The Origins of the British -- A Genetic
Detective Story. This is a book I was not familiar with, but find a
summary of O's ideas in the Wikipedia article "Stephen Oppenheimer".
Has anyone read the book and would care to comment on its reliability?