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3 comments on this post.
  1. The Holg:

    As we Germans have also learned that whales aren’t fish, we usually call them “Wal” (singular) and “Wale” (plural) these days, rather than “Walfisch(e)”. (But capitalized either way, as all German nouns are.)

  2. Marcus:

    Just coincidence that ‘weal’ means a similar thing and has a similar spelling?

  3. Pericles Nicolaides:

    I believe that Wales (Galles in French) refers not to “foreigners” but specifically Gauls, i.e. Celts. For the same reason Celtic Irish is called Gaelic and Celtic Scottish is called Gàidhlig.

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