Re: Re[2]: [tied] NWB

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 49933
Date: 2007-09-17

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From: Brian M. Scott
To: fournet.arnaud
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 1:57 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [tied] NWB

At 2:19:32 AM on Sunday, September 16, 2007, fournet.arnaud

> Britons were slaughtered by Anglo-Saxons and had to take
> refuge elsewhere, i.e in Brittany,

This is at best a considerable oversimplification. There
are place-names containing OE <wealh> 'a Welshman', usually
in the gen. pl. (<weala>), all over Britain, indicating the
continued presence of communities of Britons.

Moreover, if I remember correctly, British migration to
Brittany began in Roman times and was mostly from the
southwest, which the Anglo-Saxons reached relatively late.

A.F :
Bretons began emigrating into (France) Bretagne after year 500 AD,
at a time, when Roman Empire was finished.
In fact, any Celtic language probably was wiped out for about a century
between the end of Gaulish, with 400 AD as the most optimistic datation,
and 500 AD, for the start of Breton invasion.