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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

To: "Paul Hunt" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: "Simon Matthews" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:02:16 -0800
I seem to recall reading that a study of DNA showed that the people
were not pushed to Wales and Ireland -- rather it was the culture that
was pushed west and north. Mostly, people stayed put and adopted the
new culture.


On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM, Paul Hunt <> wrote:
> We weren't 'English' until after the Angles 'landed'.  There were Celts here
> before that, and they got pushed into Wales and Ireland.  Scots are a
> derivation of those, and they pushed the Picts out.  There were people is what
> is now England before the North Sea separated us from continental Europe, I
> very much doubt they spoke 'English', even though we may still have a few
> words left over from then (probably rude ones).
> PaulH.
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