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English: The Origin Of The English Language

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It is believed that the English language is derived from the Anglo-Frisian dialects from West Germanic tribes who were situated in North West Germany and the Netherlands when they invaded the Celtic ruled Britain. When the group Germanic tribes drove out the native Celts in Britain, they started to interact with one another. Since they speak similar languages, the language fused together overtime to create what we know now as the English language. English belongs to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. The English language is known as a borrowing language, which means that the words are borrowed from many other languages such as Latin, Greek and French without translating The English language is divided into three main periods; Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Old English was spoken during 450-1100 AD when the Germanic tribes formed a language that was mixed with different dialects of the Germanic tribes. The word English is driven from the old English word “Englisc” which came from the word Angle. The Angles are named after their homeland; Engle. During this time, they are numerous additions to the language…show more content…
During this time, the printing press was invented, which meant books were cheaper to produce and cheaper to buy, causing a lot more people to learn how to read. This allowed the English language to have a fixed spelling and grammar making the language more standardized than before. After the printing press was introduced in Britain in 1476 the English Renaissance started to take flight in the early 16th century. During this period, many Greek and Latin words were assimilated into the English language. When the industrial revolution began in the 18th century many new technical words had to be created in order for the language to cope with the rapid advancement in technology. Words such as trains, gravity, and engines sprouted during these
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