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Hi Mick.

There is no way I am going to withdraw the 'charge', and I have read that section of your book. There are many differences between what happened in Britain and what happened on the continent (including the fact that Britain was *not* overrun by foreign speaking barbarians 'as soon as the empire collapsed'. Barbarians had overrun the continent by 500 AD, but not Britain. The collapse of the villa economy in Britain, but not France or Spain, etc., etc. But I don't have time to write the book this would require. :-)

Ishmael, you are the one that said that the Roman invasion had no impact on the spoken language. I was asking how you knew that. I was not talking about the later influence of Latin on the development of English.

I am not going to spend a lot more time on this, particularly since you seem to have decided to make this into some sort of battle about human decency which you think you are winning. (What in the world is your comment about Old English supposed to mean? I've been writing about Old English, although our posts may have crossed(. My main point is that Mick does not deal with the 'known facts'. His book would have had to be several times its length to have done that.

Doug

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AOM: Inertia 132 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 102 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 72 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 75 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 103 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 119 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 99 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 112 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 72 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 123 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 59 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 87 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 117 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 90 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 571 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 160 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 87 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 110 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 83 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 114 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 65 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 96 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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