Bea Hopkinson wrote:
> If we look at our own mixed societies today we find bi-lingual
> ability at least in the first immigrant generation, then a gradual
> dying out of the old language in the second and third and so on. Why
> cannot we accept this in antiquity? There are so many complexities in
> integrating societies but wiping them out would NOT seem very sensible if
> you want them to continue to work and communicate with you, the conqueror.
> They would also have needed translators. Like Robert I thought that
> archaeological evidence has shown the anhiliation theory to be no longer
You seem to be overlooking the linguistic evidence. If you were correct we
would be speaking Welsh - or a Romance language.