See, now I know your talking utter rubbish. Celtic people's are Gaelic. They still reside and maintain their own languages in Wales, Ireland,
Scotland and Cornwall.
Its Celtic culture...... its a Gaelic language...
Celtic refers to the actual peoples and culture, deriving from Greek, it means Barbarian.
British is a nationality, not an ethnicity.
there is no single ethnicity, it is as I said, a Saxxon Mutt.
Please, name it.
Not true. With the Roman and subsequent Anglo-Saxon invasions, the bulk of the actual population was the same as it always had been with the ruling
elite replaced, rather than the commoners. What has happened is a general mixing happening over the course of history into what we have nowadays.
The loosing side, the Celtic peoples, where hit in population among other things, the victors blood lines where more dominant.. over time and
generations the blood is diluted and the actual "celtic" peoples where no longer.. Brits have alot of Celtic blood, but most Celts can trace the
largest percentage of their blood to Normans.
They were Scottish, not English.
Scott's gave in and became apart of the UK, the British empire, and are thus British, their influences in everything from politics to religion are
the cause of the problem....
Oh, I see. So your now presuming to tell me what my ancestry is? Whatever. My family have done an extensive genealogical study into our history, so
we know where we come from, thankyou very much.
Right. The closest form of true Celts are in Manx, western Ireland and northern Scotland, away from cities and the like.. either way, it is far more
likely there are NO celts left at all, but rather a dilluted mixed populace that does not have a name.
I don't see why that matters.. if you think your Celtic because of your blood your wrong.. Celtic is a culture and a culture only any more.
How arrogant is that statement? You just presume to know me and my family, whilst simultaneously presuming to tell me about my own countries
How ignorant is it to cast aside fact to say you are something because you think such and such was your ancestor?
My blood line is mostly English, but it would be ignorant of me to assume I do not have Roman, Norman, Saxon ect, ect within me...
Also, as I explained above, the majority of the population remained essentially unchanged, despite the Roman and Anglo-Saxon "invasions".
And as I explained, your dead wrong.
And Celtic is Gaelic. Gaelic is a language grouping within the wider Celtic population.
Gaelic is the language of the Celtic cultures.... many people who have actually claimed to be Celtic where not Celtic, and did not speak Gaelic,
Celtic the word its self means in the style of the Celts. Gaelic is the language that groups all Gaelic speaking peoples, though it does NOT include
all Celtic peoples....
For example, Celtic populations still exist in areas of north western France, but they do not speak Gaelic at all, thus cannot be Gaelic, but can be
You can not be Gaelic. You can speak Gaelic, you cannot be Gaelic. It makes no sense.
Then you could go on to say that Celtic peoples never actually existed as a race divided from the rest.. but rather the exact same race that populated
all of France, some of Spain, some of Germany and some of Italy... at one point "celtic" culture was extensive, but never called Celtic by any
ancient civilization .. the word Celt is greek (Keltoi) but Greece never met the Celts...
The peoples of Britania, Scotland, and Ireland are most likely the same ethnicity anyways, just with more added in to the blood mix.. different areas
may look different because of the clan and fiefdom systems, lack of transportation ect that lead to inbreeding populations.
If anything, the term Celtic its self was adopted by Britain after the formation of the United Kingdom, and refered to anyone outside of the UK as
Celtic.. or Barbarians..
The Irish Revival of the 19th century however brought back Celtic culture under this name and thus the word is ingrained into our vocab.. the second
great Celtic revival is currently happening actually, which is great because I love Celtic culture.
However, you can be Celtic and not speak Gaelic.
Thus, you cannot be Gaelic.