Re: [very OT] "Slavic"

Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 07:42:52 EDT

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).

--J"org Knappen

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