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Subject: Western Britain
Yimmy    5/29/2006 4:04:30 PM
Given that the group of islands on the Western coast of Europe, are known as the British Isles, with the nations being the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northen Ireland, and also The Republic of Ireland. While the Northern Irish are of British nationality - surely Northern Ireland (being part of the British Isles), should in fact be called Western Britain? How's that for logic?
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AlbanyRifles    Ireland   6/1/2006 12:38:44 PM
Since the Irish are a Celtic people and the folks of England are Saxon.....the answer is no.
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ArtyEngineer    RE:Western Britain - Yimmy   6/1/2006 12:41:42 PM
Its certainly logical, but I dont think there would be many takers ;)
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Yimmy    RE:Western Britain - Yimmy   6/1/2006 3:17:04 PM
"Since the Irish are a Celtic people and the folks of England are Saxon" Can't agree with you there Albany - England was very much Celtic country, along with just about all the rest of Europe.
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Liver    Celtic Britain   6/1/2006 4:03:12 PM
one of the most sacred celtic places and the heart of the ancient celtic empire/federation is the island of angelsea(sp?) in northern wales. even today great britain is home to 3 of the five major celtic languages spoken within wales, scotland and cornwall.
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Yimmy    RE:Celtic Britain   6/1/2006 5:06:15 PM
Damnit... I thought we had pacified Cornwall by now...
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Liver    RE:Celtic Britain   6/2/2006 8:25:13 AM
Ha ha ha theres still a few (and i mean like 4 or 5) mad old men who insist on an independant cornwall or kernow(sp) as they call it, they have their own party and everything - i mean if most people think an independat scotland is highly unlikely then what are they thinking.
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AlbanyRifles    RE:Celtic Britain   6/5/2006 8:45:02 PM
Yimmy For those of us who are Celtic we recognize the Seven Nations of Ecosse (Scotland), Brittany, Cymru (Wales), Eire, Isle of Man, Galicia and Kernow (Cornwall). England is not part of that. In fact the Anglo-Saxons drove what few Celts were left in what is now England out to the periphery. So, no, we do not consider the English Celtic. In fact in we Celts refer to the inhabitants of England as rhe Sassanach….not one of the people of the Seven Nations. All of that said, GO LIONS!!!
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bigfella    RE:Cornish language?   6/6/2006 10:19:17 AM
Liver, As a descendant of the fine folk of Cornwall (plus a bunch of Irish) I was curious to hear you refer to Cornish as a living language. I thought it had died out some time in the C19th. Did it survive in some isolated smuggler community or mining town, or has it been revived by new generations.
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Liver    RE:Cornish language?   6/6/2006 11:01:21 AM
as far as ive heard there has been a twentieth century revival by the nationalists, i doubt it is particuarly widely spoken though. - there is a bried mention of it here
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Liver    RE:Celtic Britain   6/6/2006 11:36:26 AM
England is named after the Angles - Angle Land - so england technicaly isnt celtic. However Britain contains several celtic nations as well as the fact that there are large numbers of celtic decendants within England - Jones second must common name etc.
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