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Old 3rd April 2001, 20:14
d_vanfredenberg d_vanfredenberg is offline
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Gaelic is a derivative of Q-Celtic, the language of the Goidelic Celts, where Welsh is derived from P-Celtic, the language of the Brythonic Celts. Both P & Q Celtic are deviations of the language prior to the split of the Celts into two tribes, long before the move into the British Isles so of course all the languages are somewhat similar.One major factor in the development of Gaelic was the amalgamation of the celts and the native people to form the Picts. (it gets kind of foggy whether they whether the native people were called the Picts before the merge with the Goidels or after, depends on who you talk to)
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