Belgium/Belg~ / Bulg~ (ancient history)
QUESTION: Hello Pito,
I've been working on something for a loooong time (sorry; can't tell you what it is) but I'd just like to cover all the bases on it and as thoroughly as is possible.
In a small but important part it involves the ancient origin of the Belgians. Thus:
aside from the obvious—"Belgium"—can you tell me anything of a deeper, historical, nature about the Flemish (or do you call it it "Flamish?") words that begin with or contain the syllable "belg"—or bulg"?
ANSWER: Hello Dan,
I am not sure I understand your question.
Anyway: it is Flemish.
For the second part: not sure I get you. You want me to give you some words that contain "belg" ? Or you want me to say something more about the origin of the "Flemish" part ?
I am not a historian, so not sure I can help you, but could you specify your question ?
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QUESTION: Hello Pito and thanks for replying,
Sorry, not to have been more clear.
Yes. Basically, I'm trying to find the origin of the word, "Belgium"; but I don't mean that in the plainer terms of "the country of the Belgian people". So I guess, yes; I'm looking for words that contain, or are rooted in, or are related to "belg" (and perhaps, "bulg".
Can you assist?
ANSWER: Hello Dan,
a quick question: do you speak dutch? (more specific: can you read it and understand it?)
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QUESTION: No. Sorry.
ok I figured you did not, but you never know for sure!
I'll do my best to send you a good answer to your question, however because I have to translate it and put some information together, this will take some time.
I will do my best to send you an answer as fast as possible. In order for me to do this, you will have to ask another "follow up question" so I can reply to that one in the near future.
I can not say when I'll answer, but I'll try to give you an answer in the next 4-5 days.