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From: "Dora Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: Celts descended from Spanish fishermen, study finds
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 10:03:49 -0500
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Poor example of what?

Point is the Indo-Europeans often ruled as foreign elites.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: Celts descended from Spanish fishermen, study finds


> You picked a poor example for your case. The elite can always decide what
> language they, themselves, speak, or is "official". The challenge is to
> get
> the masses to speak your court tonque. They failed. The "professions"
> did
> create a channel for many French, Latin, and Greek-based words to enter
> English, but if you look at the basic 1000 most common words used in
> everyday speech, the vast majority are from the Germanic AngloSaxon
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dora Smith" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 4:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: Celts descended from Spanish fishermen, study
> finds
>
>
>> Ruling aristocracies ahve the ability to shape the
>> language of a people. That is how French came to have such an impact on
>> teh English language. Hardly enough Normans came to England to
>> genetically
>> overwhelm the population. Actually, enough Normans came to take and
>> hold
>> military control. But for hundreds of years French was the official
>> language of England. To interact with the aristocracy, hold power,
>> trade,
>> enter the church, interact in polite company, you had to speak French.
>
>
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