On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Guthlaf wrote:
> Neil Alasdair McEwan wrote:
> In any case many of the
> > Scottish characters weren't Gaels at all.
> You mean the actors were not Gaelīs or that the characterization was not
> well done? (I suppose that Gaelīs are Gaelic Speaking people, Isnīt?).
No, I mean that in the 14th century just as today a large number of
Scots were not Gaels and weren't descended from Gaels -- Robert the Bruce
for example was a Norman. He might have spoken Gaelic anyway (it would
have come in very handy for him) but as far as I know it wasn't his
native language or the language of the most of the Scottish
establishment at that time.