Sobekhotep wrote:Delodephius wrote:It's funny how the term Slav is used all the time, but does anyone use a single term for Romance or Germanic speakers.
Italic peoples are the speakers of the Italic (or Romance) languages & we also have the Germanic & Celtic peoples.
When was the last time you read in any newspaper something like "a Romance man..." or "the Germanics from the countryside..."? Western newspapers often use term Slavs when not being specific of their nationality.
Sobekhotep wrote:Delodephius wrote:Some Slavic speakers even resent being called Slavs because they, rightfully, consider it misleading.
Who? Bulgarians? Because of the Turkic Bulgar substrate?
Most South Slavs. Since they are mostly descendants of the pre-Slavic inhabitants of the Balkans that adopted Slavic languages they resent being grouped together with people from West and East Slavic group who are very different from them. Pan-Slavists always try to look for similarities between Slavs, but they fail to see the canyon in between.