Mudcat Café message #30702 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #673   Message #30702
Posted By: Pete M
13-Jun-98 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision / Slane
Subject: RE: Be Thou My Vision -do ya know this Irish Tune
Cuilionn has it right of course, "broad" or more formally "lowland" Scots, is classified as a discrete language, derived from Old English. The other languages which developed from Old English are I believe, Kentish, Dorset, and Middle English (As used by Chaucer etc). It is definitely Germanic and nothing to do with the Celts who were consigned to undesirable parts of the country by that time.

Mind you if they had known that the celts were to wreak their revenge by inflicting Enya on us and convincing virtually everyone that all folk songs are "Irish" they might have acted differently! (grin)

Pete M