Re: [tied] NWB

From: Daniel J. Milton
Message: 49936
Date: 2007-09-17

--- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>

> 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.
St. Patrick, in his brief autobiography, which I believe is
considered authentic, relates that when he escaped to Gaul (sometime
in the early or middle 5th century) they traveled through uninhabited
land for twenty-eight days, until they nearly starved.
I've never seen a discussion of this remarkable statement, but it
does suggest that the British might have immigrated into a demographic