From: indravayu
Message: 49940
Date: 2007-09-17

> 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

Haven't read the Oppenheimer's book yet, but we discussed it on one of
my mailing lists recently; personally, I think his hypothesis is
absolutely ridiculous.

- Chris Gwinn