Talk:Morini

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Britons?[edit]

What exactly do you mean by this? The idea of a separate Britain in the 1st Century BCE is clearly nonsense: the entire area south of the Thames-Severn other than the Cantiaci was occupied by some Belgic tribe or another, and about the only surprising thing is that we haven't yet found a Morini presence in the UK. They would have been dealing with their own people! Unless, of course, you mean the Trinobante-Iceni confederation further north? Jel 12:31, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Totally ridiculous an Indo-European word with a Germanic suffix ? What a laugh ! mor- is obviously the Celtic word for 'sea' (Breton, Welsh mor), its Germanic equivalent is *mari / *meri (Dutch meer, German Meer, Old English mere, Old Norse marr) and the suffix -in- is typical for some Celtic tribes for example : Tigurini. Nortmannus (talk) 22:07, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Therouanne a Dutch word ? ridiculous as well Tarouanoi IIe siècle, Taruenna, Tarvenna IVe siècle. Obviously the Celtic word for 'bull', taruos like in Tarvensi > Tart, Taruisium > Tarvisio and Zarten. Nortmannus (talk) 22:17, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Every characteristics shows that the Morini were Celts. What can Oppenheimer show with his so called genetics ? Obviously, the country where Flemish is spoken now was germanized step by step at the end of the Roman Empire and it does not have anything to do with the Morini. Nortmannus (talk) 22:22, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Oppenheimer[edit]

Oppenheimer is a crank, origins of the english would require linguists to believe the north-west germanic languages were already differentiated about 4,000 years ago (which is utter nonsense), and that they were spoken in the british isles. In his effort to contest a non-existent genocide theory, he's gone off the deep end, to such an extent that it's hard not to suspect a political agenda behind this. His genetic data also has numerous issues, like the assumption that a particular haplogroup represents a particular ethnic group, which is only true in extremely isolated population groups, and that being in a region for a few hundred years means you've been there forever, when we're talking about events that happen 16 centuries ago, or at least that's the way he makes it sound. And that's not even going into the realm of archaeology. 216.252.95.227 (talk) 14:34, 19 May 2012 (UTC)