I show below Deric's response to Pat's interesting point about who borrowed what
from whom :-)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Deric John" <deric(a)popsjohn.freeserve.co.uk>
To: "Gareth" <gareth(a)tytwp.screaming.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [DYFED] Not everyone knows this...
I'm no expert, just an enthusiastic researcher into etymologies, mainly of
place-names. The reason I sent you the Latin list was in response to the
Glam List subscriber who used the word 'bastardisation' re Latin words in
the Welsh language. 'Bastardisation' alludes to some form of degeneration.
These words did not degenerate into the Welsh language but were adopted and
adapted, and if anything, in my opinion have been enhanced by their continued
longevity in a different guise as part of a living Western European tongue.
I welcome Pat's response since it highlights borrowings from Celtic
languages into Latin. All languages borrow words from their neighbours. In
some future Not everyone knows this...I shall attempt to list more examples of these
Whether this will enhance genealocial research or not is questionable, but
it might make interesting reading.