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The Celts The “original” inhabitants of Britain. Who were the Celts?  The Celts were the inhabitants of Britain long, long ago.  They were there when.

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1 The Celts The “original” inhabitants of Britain

2 Who were the Celts?  The Celts were the inhabitants of Britain long, long ago.  They were there when Julius Caesar brought Roman troops to England in 55B.C.

3 Why do scholars think that the Welsh language survived the Anglo-Saxon invasion?  1. Wales (where a group of Celts fled) is separated from England by mountains, so the geographical separation helped.  2. The Bible was translated into Welsh in 1588 and we know that when a language is written down, it is more likely to survive.

4 What is Breton? How are Breton and Welsh related?  Breton is a language spoken in Brittany in France.  Welsh is the language of Wales.  The languges are so similar that speakers of one can communicate with speakers of the other.  Let’s look at a map…

5 Map of Celtic Europe Distribution of Celtic peoples: Yellow--core Hallstatt territory, by the 6th century BCHallstatt Dark mint--maximal Celtic expansion, by 275 BC Grass green--the six Celtic nations which retained significant numbers of Celtic speakers into the Early Modern periodCeltic nationsEarly Modern period Forest green-- areas where Celtic languages remain widely spoken todayCeltic languages

6 Don’t worry! If you don’t know European geography very well, we’ll go over some of the basics now.  Germany  Denmark  Friesland  France  Brittany  Normandy  Wales  England  Ireland (The Republic of Ireland)  Northern Ireland  Scotland

7 What is interesting about the Frisian language?  It is probably what English would sound like today if there had not been any more invasions after the Anglo-Saxons.  Here are some examples: cow=kodung=dong lamb=lamrain=rein goose=goesboat=boat


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