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Thread #3622   Message #21198
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
11-Feb-98 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Celtic Music
Subject: RE: Celtic Music
Professor, as I read what Bruce wrote, he did not claim to be an expert on Celts. Unfortunately, his disclaimer was a little folk-processed.

Anyway, if I may summarize, your version is the way I learned it (as a non-expert):
P-Celtic = Brythonic = Welsh, Cornish, Breton languages
Q-Celtic = Goidelic = Irish, Manx, Scots Gaelic languages

Thanks for informing me that Gaulish was from a third, Continental branch--which surprised me because I thought at least some of the Brythonic-speaking people (who of course came from the Continent) were Gauls or something very similar.