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Posted By: Margaret V
23-Apr-00 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Sowhain?/Celtic New Year
Subject: RE: BS: Sowhain?/Celtic New Year
In the quotation above, Hutton refers to the scholarly publications of the eighties. I had always relied on Anne Ross but it's true her work isn't the most current. Can anyone give me the short list of the academic "heavy hitters" of recent Celtic studies?

Keli, there are actually six different Celtic languages: Irish, Scottish, Manx (from the Isle of Man), Cornish, Welsh, and Breton (from Brittany). While each language has suffered threats to its survival (from English in the case of the first five and from French in the case of Breton), I believe Cornish is now the least spoken of them all. However, the languages are very much alive indeed; in some cases they are first languages for people and in some cases they have been learned at school as part of a conscious, concerted effort at maintaining political and cultural identity. Don't know where you live but if you're anywhere near a university or major urban center chances are good that a Celtic language course (most likely Irish Gaelic)is being taught. There are even website courses! Have fun exploring.

Can anyone tell me, though, what language is associated with the Celts in Galicia?