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    Quote Originally Posted by Sefo View Post
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but weren't the Teutons only one Germanic tribe out of many in antiquity?
    So were the 'Germans', as well, at some point, according to Tacitus;

    The name Germany, on the other hand, they say is modern and newly introduced, from the fact that the tribes which first crossed the Rhine and drove out the Gauls, and are now called Tungrians, were then called Germans. Thus what was the name of a tribe, and not of a race, gradually prevailed, till all called themselves by this self-invented name of Germans, which the conquerors had first employed to inspire terror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velvet View Post
    This is much disputed, with quite some right. The vocal shift from A to E is a quite uncommon one, it is much more likely that I/Y transformed into E, and then you have the Ynglings/Inglings, and the detail that recent genetic testing confirmed that the majority of English people have way more similarity with Frisians than with Saxons (the Angles are insignificant anyway, since they were a village-sized tribe of a few hundred people only, who, as "proper" ruling class, also didnt mix with their subjects, same as the Saxons). There are also hints that the term England (Ingland) existed long before the Anglo-Saxon invasion.

    The English Islands were not always so seperated from the continent like they are now. 2000+ years ago the sea levels werent as high as today, so they were pretty much in Frisian settlement area.



    Yes I agree, Welsh (welsch) is an ancient Germanic word that means "alien", more specifically a different looking stranger of other than Germanic tribal background (ie "swarthy"). It was always a derogative term.
    Angle, from Angli, is the Latin name. The Angles called themselves Engle and Englisc which is the direct origin of the name England and English. It's also not true that they were a small elite. Bede, writing in the 8th century, tells us that the entire Angle nation migrated to Britain, and even in his day the area of Schleswig-Holstein, where they came from, was empty of people.

    If the English language had existed in Britain during the Roman occupation, it would be full of Latin-derived words, as Welsh is. But Old English had almost no Latin words at all in it.

    It's true that Welsh meant foreigner. Specifically, it meant a Latin-speaker. It is found in words such as Walloon and Wallachia. It had no derogatory connotation.

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    There are several topics on this issue already, please use the search function. Notable places to start are these threads:

    Scandinavians and the "Germanic" Nomenclature
    Germanic or Teutonic, Which Term Do You Prefer?

    Thread hence closed.
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    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

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