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Lux
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 Message 41 of 44
20 March 2009 at 3:56pm | IP Logged 
ChiaBrain wrote:



Also...
Does anyone else feel they can hear the Gaelic influence in European Portuguese?
This used to baffle me as theres a large Brazilian population in my area and I didn't
think their Portuguese sounded anything like Gaelic. But when I finally heard European
Portuguese it did seem to have some Gaelic sounds.





I don't really know anything about Gaelic (it's one of my "must learn in the near future" though) besides facts. But, have you ever watched tradicional portuguese dance performances? They even play bagpipes. It's probably there. I've been left with that same impression before. Then again, I don't really know anything about Gaelic. Perhaps history could prove a useful(and more precise) source of info on that matter.
Also, a curiosity, my brother and I were often (really often) mistaken for scottish while on our trip to Europe this Winter(there)/Summer(here). People would hear us speaking in Portuguese (Pt-Br mind you) and start asking about Scotland.
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 Message 42 of 44
20 March 2009 at 4:34pm | IP Logged 
Bagpipes were a widespread musical instrument in Europe in the Middle Ages and later (you can see a piper in a wedding painting by the Flemish painter Brueghel, who died in 1569). They are also played in parts of Turkey. I would hesitate to say bagpipes are a Celtic instrument alone.
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 Message 43 of 44
20 March 2009 at 4:36pm | IP Logged 
Maybe the influence is the opposite way round, I'm sure Celtic tribes in Ireland came from what is now Portugal/Spain? And the Scotti tribes moved onto the west coast of Scotland. That's just an idea, I know little on the subject.
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 Message 44 of 44
21 March 2009 at 7:10am | IP Logged 
JimmyCobblers wrote:
Maybe the influence is the opposite way round, I'm sure Celtic
tribes in Ireland came from what is now Portugal/Spain? And the Scotti tribes moved
onto the west coast of Scotland. That's just an idea, I know little on the
subject.


The Celtiberians were a mixing of Celtic and Iberian cultures of Iberia. There's
definitely a Celtic legacy there.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtiberians


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_Peninsula#Proto-history


Edited by ChiaBrain on 21 March 2009 at 7:14am



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