Celtic language

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a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era

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John McWhorter makes a more specific argument along the same lines in Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English (2008), where he claims that Celtic languages played a greater role in English language development than previously thought.
The Celtic language of Cornish is spoken by about 300 people, mainly in Cornwall, England, Australia, and the United States.
Tiny dialects--such as Breton, the Celtic language spoken in Brittany, a province on the northwestern coast of France--are not a benefit in the global economy, since they are difficult to learn, poorly adapted to modern life, and unintelligible to almost everyone beyond a small region.
As a boy, John had had the good fortune of learning how to speak, read, and write English, but Catherine, as a girl, had been taught only her native Celtic language, Irish, in which she and her husband communicated.
While Tanner doesn't dismiss these efforts, he is skeptical that any Celtic language will ever stage a serious comeback.
Readers who enjoy Celtic language and legend will absorb the novel's atmosphere.
Readers will encounter reference to the seven vowels and their association with the planets, relationships between Hebrew letters and the Celtic language, Rune stones, the occult sciences, mysticism, and more.
This poster will be an exposition of research for a master's thesis in anthropology on the revival on-going of an ancient, almost forgotten language, Kernewek, the Celtic language of Cornwall, England.
The British took our Celtic language centuries ago, so we don't have that to lose.
In north-west France some fleeing British Celts founded another colony, Brittany, where to this day a British Celtic language, Breton, is spoken.
He additionally maintained that the Celtic language had originally been quite refined, and that it had originally possessed many inflections which had been lost in subsequent centuries.
Caesar's Gauls spoke a Celtic language, as did the tribes whom the Romans encountered when they invaded Britain.
Outraged Gaels pompously insist more attention should have been paid to the traditional Celtic language.
Incidentally, one might add, judging from Arnold's defense of the Celtic and his plan for the establishment of a chair of Celtic language and literature at Oxford, he would not necessarily have opposed Andre Laurendeau's goal of protecting the smaller linguistic community institutionally from the danger of being overwhelmed by the brute democratic majority.
The Highlands are predominantly Celtic, and the Celtic language of Gaelic once was dominant there.