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The Written Evidence
Distribution in Time and Space
The Youngest Names
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Anglian anglicised appears baile become beginning belong Book border called Celtic century Charters close completely compound concerned counties course created Cumbric derived difficult distribution documentation doubt Dumfriesshire earlier earliest early East East Lothian Edinburgh element England English especially established evidence examples exist fact farm Gaelic Galloway geographical hand hill historical identical important indicates Indo-European instance Irish Isles kind Kirk known language late later least Liber linguistic look Lothian material meaning names containing nature Norse North Northern Northumbria occur origin parallel particular perhaps period personal name Pictish Picts possible present probably question reason recorded reference regard respect river river-name Scandinavian Scotland Scots Scottish place-names seems settlement shows situation Sliabh sources southern spellings stratum suggested term toponymic Water Welsh West whereas whole