On Feb 16, 2:01pm, Michael Newton wrote:
> | "Welsh," on the otherhand, is the same woord as "Vlach" and means
> | strangers., according to the OED.
> Yes, the English invaders had the nerve to call the natives "foriegners".
> They've not changed much in 2,000 years.
> The same root gave the name "Wallace" in Scotland.
It appears to be a Germanic form of the word "Gaul". At some point
they conflated "foreigner" with "Gaul" perhaps.
The same exists in Irish ("Gall" for foreigner).