RE: [very OT] "Slavic"

Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 12:14:07 EDT

Jörg Knappen wrote:
> No, in german "welsch" always means a romance language (in most
> cases french, but also italian and even romanian can fill in). Note
> also "rotwelsch".
> The "generic" term for slavonic languages is "wendisch" or "windisch"
> derived form the formerly slavonic "Wenden", settling in a region
> called "Wendland" (approximately identical to today's Landkreis
> Lüchow-Danneberg, north of Uelzen).

I stand corrected. I'll go and re-read that book, that I clearly don't
remember very well.

_ Marco

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