Celtic languages

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Within Indo-European, the Celtic languages are most closely related to the Italic languages, with which they form the Italo-Celtic branch.

Celtic is split into two branches:

  • Insular
  • Continental, including perhaps one dialect of Breton, which would be the only living language in this group.

Insular celtic is further split into:

The differences between P and Q languages are most easily seen in the word for son, mac in Q (hard K sound) and map in P languages. P-languages have a slightly simpler structure and may be younger than the Q-languages.