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"Extinct Language Reveals Celtic Origins"
Extinct Language Reveals Celtic Origins
trefwoorden: Keltisch - taal - herkomst - Europa
Although the Roman conquest led to the extinction of the Gaulish language 2,000 years ago, a half dozen rare, surviving Gaulish/Latin bilingual inscriptions have enabled scholars to trace the origins of the Celtic language and many other European languages.
According to the study, Celtic branched in two directions from an Indo-European mother language around 3200 B.C. One version, Gaulish, which is also called Continental Celtic, stayed within the European mainland. A second, British version, referred to as Insular Celtic, moved in a single wave to Britain. Lees verder bij: Discovery Channel News (2 juli 2003)