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Subject: Re: Gauls
From: michael helm <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 16 Feb 1994 07:58:01 PST

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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).

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