Tom Wier wrote:
> The Angles called their own land "Englaland", so that might have somethingto do with it.
> Was there ever any rule in Spanish that /e/ --> /i/ / _[nasal]?
> I know "Ingles" is like that too, and I feel that this too was a loan because
> of the -es part...
FWIW, I think the -es/esa nationality ending in Spanish is from Latin