Posted: Mar 12, 2020 10:31 pm
by Nevets
Thomas Eshuis wrote: The Angle-Saxons were not Norse and Gaelic predates the Norse invasion of England by centuries.


You need to seperate the word anglo, from Saxon.

Anglo is a prefix relating to the Anglos.

Anglo is a prefix indicating a relation to the Angles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo


The word relates to water, and fishing, and England likely means fishermans country

In any case, the Angles may have been called such because they were a fishing people or were originally descended from such, so England would mean "land of the fishermen", and English would be "the fishermen's language". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angles#Name


Thomas Eshuis wrote:But there is no link between Welsh and Norse and the word Prydain predates Norse existence in England


Now here is the killer.

"ALL" Germanic languages, derive from Scandinavia

All Germanic languages are derived from Proto-Germanic, spoken in Iron Age Scandinavia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_languages