Celtic language

  1. 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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How To Use Celtic language In A Sentence

  • In Celtic languages such as Welsh, there is a process of mutation affecting the beginning sound of a word, according to the word which comes before it.
  • ‘Saxon’ is cognate with stranger in most Celtic languages, while ‘Welsh’ means foreigner in old Saxon.
  • But after the Romans occupied their territories, speakers of Gaulish and Celtiberian, major Continental Celtic languages, gradually came to speak Latin instead. The English Is Coming!
  • The newcomers also contributed to create the Breton language, Brezhoneg, which is a Celtic language descending from the Brythonic of Insular Celtic languages brought by Romano-British and other Britons to Armorica. Brittany Prepares for St. Yew's Day
  • Sanskrit is related very closely to Latin, Greek, and the Germanic and Celtic languages.
  • In the end, the only Celtic language to survive in the Scoticised kingdom of Alba – as Caledonia was renamed – was the Irish branch: Gaelic, or 'Erse' as it came to be called for a time much later, the language of the Scots of Dalriada. 'The Invention of Scotland: History and Myth'
  • In only one romance is the original language a Celtic language, and that is rather late in the schema of this material.
  • What, in that latter case, we are supposed to call all the Celts with their Celtic language who seem to have been in charge by the time anyone uses the word 'Pict', is never quite clear... Attacotti
  • The Celtic languages are most closely related to the Italic group of languages and somewhat more remotely to the Germanic.
  • After seven years as a very part-time adjunct, I'm still amused by how irked my students are by all the things I don't know, examples of which have included medieval embroidery, Celtic languages, metallurgy, neopaganism, Scottish history, regional developments in medieval agriculture, and the 40 most recent fantasy novels about Arthur and Guenevere. Beowulf Hobbyists of the World, Unite!
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