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Importance Of The Changing English Language

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D’Shane Riviere
English 12 1P
February 20, 2014
The Changing English Language
The Language which we speak today has come a long way. They have been altered for many reasons, from social and political pressures to immigration. We all learn, adapt and try to fit in to our environment and the language that it speaks. Amazingly enough, languages can change for the more noticeable reasons, but one thing for sure the English language has changed immensely over time.
English language has a history different from many others. It began with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the fifth century AD. The Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, crossed the North Sea from what is presently Denmark and northern Germany. At that time the people of Britain spoke a Celtic language. Many of the Celtic speakers were pushed west and north by the invaders into what is currently Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The Angles came from "Englaland” and the language which they spoke were called "Englisc" - from which the words "England" and "English" are derived.
English has changed immensely over the period of time. The change is so amazing that the English speakers of the 1300s would not have understood the English of the 500, much less the English that is spoken today. They are changes of every sort which have taken place form the sounds, in their distribution, and in the grammar. Diphthongs in Modern English are ō and ā. Words such as stones and name exemplify the fate of unaccented vowels, which became ə, and then ə disappeared.
The Old English speakers/writers depended upon the difference between unaccented vowels. These vowels coalesced into ə and this disappeared, much of the case system disappeared too. In Moder...

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...tead of adding brand new words, today the English vocabulary is expanded by blending words that have already been used over the time and by back-formation.
Speaking English could be said to be an art form. Talkenglish.com give us the 5 steps as to how to speaking English correctly and fluently. The first step is, Don’t Study Grammar too much. The second step is simple, try to learn and study phrases. The third step is to practice what you read and hear. The fourth is to submerge one’s self. Last but certainly not the least important, study the correct material.
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