Does anybody out there know if there exist any linguistic material of
the Pictish (i.e. if the Romans happened to write something down ?) ?
Ms. Broadbent says they were probably non-I-E (which seems reasonable)
but I think they can hardly have been "Iberian".
How is it that the Celtic Cumbrian language was also spoken somewhere
in Scotland like Pictish ? Are these tongues somehow "coordinate" or
where actually was Cumbrian spoken ?
Is it so, that the Celtic family looks like this ?:
- Continental (Gallic) branch
e. others (probably not all these dialects mutually intelligible)
- Insular (Goidelic) branch
a. Cumbrian (-> Cymry, Cymraeg -> Welsh ?)
b. British (with mutually intelligible dialects of Welsh ? and Cornish = later
c. Gaelic (=mutually intelligible dialects of Irish, Manx & Scottish)
Any comments ?
P.S: Could anybody explain what are these: de Dannan and Milesians on Ireland ?
Are these some families or clans or tribes ???