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Cymric

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Being of a different celtic subgroup from Irish, I wonder how big the differences are between Irish and Cymric (especially form the viewpoint of native speakers), compared to languages of the same subroups within other indo-european languages, for example, german-english, icelandic-bavarian.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

There was some discussion about the differences between Irish and Welsh a few weeks ago

2 years ago

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thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

They are not even slightly mutually comprehensible.

2 years ago

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I have started to understand that now, as if they were not part of the same subgroup of indoeuropean, whitstanding you do not have deeper knowledge of celtic historical linguistic. Nice, and interesting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

The easiest way of thinking about it is that they diverged at about the same time Latin diverged from the other, now extinct, Italic languages.

2 years ago