Andy Horton wrote:
> 1) The linguists who say that the widespread loss of the Celtic
> languages and very few loan words into English can only be examined
> by mass extermination of the local population by a mass immigration
No - the linguistic evidence does not require mass migration, only that
there is a total population replacement. The incomers, whether in large or
small numbers, had no contact with the local population (not even keeping
them as slaves) and 'ethnically cleansed' them.