I agree with you ! This had to happen as well.
On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:16:18 +0100, Raimund Karl <[log in to unmask]>
>> 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
>Except of course those linguists who argue that the area where AS became
>dominant was that which had been most thoroughly romanised, and where in
>likelihood (much as in 'romanised' Gaul) Latin had already more or less
>completely replaced 'native British' languages. Which allows nicely to
>explain why there are only a few British loanwords in English without any
>need for either comet-induced or other mass extinctions, mass migrations or
>apartheid policies. Whereas in areas that hadn't been as thoroughly
>romanised (Cornwall, much of Wales, Cumbria & the North), British languages
>are well attested after the 'end of Roman Britain'.
>Just a thought...
>PD Mag.Dr. Raimund KARL FSA(Scot) MIFA
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