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  1. The question of the relationship of Common Celtic to the other Indo-European languages remains open. For some time, it was held that Celtic stood in an especially close relation to the Italic branch; some scholars even spoke of a period when an Italo-Celtic “nation” existed, toward the end of the 2nd millennium bc. The existence of a q–p relationship (see above) inside Italic too (e.g ...

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    As Watkins (1966) puts it, "the community of -ī in Italic and Celtic is attributable to early contact, rather than to an original unity". The assumed period of language contact could then be later and perhaps continue well into the first millennium BC.

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  4. Aug 23, 2022 · Celtic languages, also spelled Keltic, branch of the Indo-European language family, spoken throughout much of Western Europe in Roman and pre-Roman times and currently known chiefly in the British Isles and in the Brittany peninsula of northwestern France. On both geographic and chronological grounds, the languages fall into two divisions, usually known as Continental Celtic and Insular Celtic ...

  5. The Celtic languages ( usually / ˈkɛltɪk /, but sometimes / ˈsɛltɪk /) are a group of related languages descended from Proto-Celtic. They form a branch of the Indo-European language family. [1] The term "Celtic" was first used to describe this language group by Edward Lhuyd in 1707, [2] following Paul-Yves Pezron, who made the explicit ...

  6. come into closer contact and share some new developments which mark the Italic dialects. These innovations should, however, be called Common Italic rather than Primitive Italic. Walde's doctrine has found little support among linguists, so far as I can see. Pedersen,7 Meillet,8 Vendryes,9 and Hermann 10 have all rejected it.