Possible connection between Raetic and Celtic languages

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages and Linguistics (EHL)' started by Roel~, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Roel~ Junior Member

    Nederlands - Nederland
    Raetian language, also spelled Raetic, language spoken by the ancient Raetians in southern Germany and in the Alpine regions of Italy, Austria, and Switzerland in pre-Roman times. The language is known from a number of inscriptions.Although some scholars believe Raetian to hold an intermediate linguistic position between Celtic and Illyrian (a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken east of the Adriatic Sea), others now believe the language to be non-Indo-European. Late Raetian inscriptions, especially those from northern Italy, seem to have been influenced somewhat by Etruscan.

    Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/489428/Raetian-language

    What do you all think of the Raetian languages and it's connection to other languages?

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