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Re: The Federated Kingdoms
On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> At 3:10 pm 16/4/98, John Cowan wrote:
> >Rhaifun Bryn yscrifef:
> >Maybe depopulation took the form of a return to Ireland, under the
> >relatively benign rule of the Kemrese? Language wouldn't be a barrier,
> >and neither would religion.
> No indeed - but as a Celtophile, I hate the idea of Celts retreating again.
> Can't we keep the Highlands Gaelic?
I second that motion!
> >I always snicker when I see Scottish heroes in the movies in Highland
> >dress --- about like George Washington dressed as a Plains Indian,
> >with feather headdress and all!
> I've never noticed Hollywood being overconcerned with historic accuracy.
> It's the color & drama that count!
And 1000 Elephants. ;-)
> >On another note: the Channel Islands, though attached to the English
> >crown, certainly speak something between Brithenig and Brzhoneg.
> >The dukes of Normandy who became kings of England remained only dukes
> >in the islands, and they have their own legislatures (true both
> >*Here* and *There*).
> *Here* the Channel Islanders actually continued speaking Norman French
> which developed its own way quite independent of mainland French. The
> language continued to be used until the early years of this century, I
> believe. How about allowing a little bit of Norman French to remain?
> Written in Net English Humor not necessarily marked