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    I would have little trouble with the Netherlands...

    I would have little trouble with the Netherlands being Celto-Germanic, but really: the Netherlands are Germanic full stop. The vast majority of Dutch place-names are Germanic. Then there are a few...
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    I need to be somewhere green and cool and leafy,...

    I need to be somewhere green and cool and leafy, and since after Germanics I feel most at home with Celts, I'd say Wales and Ireland. Wales has lovely sheep filled hills and forests and a very...
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    Firstly, God is only “personal” in an analogous...

    Firstly, God is only “personal” in an analogous sense. He is not a person like you and me but then with super powers. He is “personal” insofar as he is certainly not less than a person.

    Second,...
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    Oh yes! In fact, I was going to mention how...

    Oh yes! In fact, I was going to mention how *Diḗus ph2tḗr 'Sky Father' (whence Latin Iūpiter, Greek Zéus patḗr and Sanskrit Dyáuṣ pitā́), the head of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon, insofar as we...
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    There is a difference between a Supreme Being as...

    There is a difference between a Supreme Being as understood in Christianity and a Chief Deity as seen in many polytheistic religiosities. In the former, the Supreme Being is the Alpha and Omega, the...
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    The term paganism is generally understood to...

    The term paganism is generally understood to refer to polytheistic religiosities. Christianity and paganism in general share a belief in a host of divine beings, but that doesn't make Christianity...
  7. I don’t think this is true. Halbertsma...

    I don’t think this is true.

    Halbertsma (2000), for instance, in his standard work Frieslands Oudheid (‘Frisia’s Antiquity’), says the archeological record shows continuous population in some of...
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    Okay, so you have no proof. Tell me, what...

    Okay, so you have no proof. Tell me, what happened in Ireland?



    As for ogam (Modern Irish ogham): the oldest inscriptions in this script date from the 5th century AD. It wasn't developed until...
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    Poll! No, Old English (a.k.a. Anglo-Saxon), Old Saxon...

    No, Old English (a.k.a. Anglo-Saxon), Old Saxon (a.k.a. Old Low German) and Old High German developed out of Old West Germanic. Or rather, they developed out of the Old West Germanic dialect...
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    Millions? What? Proof?

    Millions? What? Proof?
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    This must be the best post in Skadi's history so...

    This must be the best post in Skadi's history so far. I salute you, Kauz!

    Can I disprove it? :thumbsup

    Anyway, the druids were wiped out by a fully heathen Roman Empire that was reportedly...
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    Can you back this claim up or did you just pull...

    Can you back this claim up or did you just pull it from your arse?
  13. Important!  Actually, these are variants of three different...

    Actually, these are variants of three different names.


    Adalfuns, Alfons (Ancient Germanic), Alfons (Dutch), Alphonse (French), Afonso (Galician), Alfons (German), Alphonsus (History), Alfons...
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    The amount of Gaelic loanwords in English is...

    The amount of Gaelic loanwords in English is negligible.

    When it comes to vocabulary, Icelandic is indeed very pure, though not necessarily most like Old Germanic, as the vocabulary has...
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    Most of what I wanted to say has already been...

    Most of what I wanted to say has already been said by Freja and Plantagenet.

    So I will say this:

    All the anti-christians around here, be they heathen or atheist, think that things would have...
  16. Why Inbreeding Really Isn’t As Bad As You Think It is

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    Why A Little Inbreeding Can Be Good For You

    Yes, let's go there. Here, we need to look beyond first cousins to more distant relations, specifically third cousins, people who share a...
  17. Good! Another thing: it might be interesting...

    Good!

    Another thing: it might be interesting to add the literal translation of some of the Frisian expressions, if it doesn't clog the lay-out. To modify your paragraph:


    Common greetings and...
  18. Excellent, Sybren! I would love to see you expand...

    Excellent, Sybren! I would love to see you expand on this.

    Though I wonder if it wouldn't be better to give this introduction a site of its own. Then you could also have the soundbytes play...
  19. Thread: Robin van Persie

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    If I remember correctly, Robin van Persie is of...

    If I remember correctly, Robin van Persie is of Indonesian ancestry through his mother. And I think the vast majority of Dutchmen (and most foreigners dwelling in the Netherlands) would find him to...
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    Important!  Caledonian, you beat me to it! She's simply...

    Caledonian, you beat me to it! She's simply gorgeous.

    Australian actress Teresa Palmer.

    http://static.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/teresa-palmer-picture.jpg
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  21. That is not Max von Sydow, my friend. ;)

    That is not Max von Sydow, my friend. ;)
  22. I can really picture Dutch actor Mattijn...

    I can really picture Dutch actor Mattijn Hartemink as some knight or king.

    http://blog-imgs-37.fc2.com/n/i/c/nickelodeonlove/20110409165131864.jpg
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    Important!  Dutch model Monique Spronk. ...

    Dutch model Monique Spronk.

    http://www.pokers.nl/images/monique-spronk.jpg

    http://images.fashionmodeldirectory.com/model/000000098726-monique_spronk-fullsize.jpg
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    Important!  English actress Natasha Little. ...

    English actress Natasha Little.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/53/Natasha_Little.jpg
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    Important!  Dutch musical actress, singer and dancer Bettina...

    Dutch musical actress, singer and dancer Bettina Holwerda (judging by her surname of Frisian descent).

    http://www.castingnieuws.nl/files/u_redactie3_5404/BettinaHolwerda_crop.jpg
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