>> You seem to be really smarting at the imputation that you are not a
Not at all. I don't really mind what you call me, or don't call me. Indeed,
I could care less who puts what label on me, or refuses me the honour of a
given label. I'm just curious about the theory behind your definition of a
celt. It seems very consistent and clear-cut. I am trying to find out really
what your precise definition is.
that aside, the obvious difference is that English phonetics are widely
understood in France
and vice-versa, whereas the average English speaker wouldn't have a clue how
a typical Gaelic name, e.g. Somhairle Mac Gill-Eain.
So, you were referring to the written language? Sorry. I misunderstood.
> Naturally. One might also, amongst English speakers, dare to speak the
> that is not loved. Two might. If enough people did, and they looked
> tough like proper Scots are supposed to, people might be too scared to
> on them.
>> I have no idea where your sarcasm is leading here. Trying to use
names in the greater English-speaking world (except for Ireland, where they
are common) is a lost cause.
I'm surprised at your resignation on this. You seem to have had some
unfortunate experiences in this regard. I know of several people who have
quite successfully used Gaelic names in London, Birmingham and Bolton for
>> How terribly European. And from a Canadian.
> I've no idea what this means either. I'm a European by birth and
upbringing if you're interested.
I know. I apologise. It was a sad attempt at a cheap barb. I'm evidently not
very good at them. It was unwarranted to boot. Strange.