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EnglishLanguage The Origins By Iratxe Manzarraga 2018 A.D.


European Languages common ancestor

Proto-Indo-European (PIE) is the hypothetical common ancestor of the Indo-European languages, the most widely spoken language family in the world. PIE is estimated to have been spoken as a single language from 4,500 B.C.E. to 2,500 B.C.E.  Today, the most widely-spoken daughter languages of PIE are Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Hindustani…


English English comes comes from from the the Germanic Germanic Branch Branch of of PIE. PIE. The Norman invasion The Norman invasion of of England England in 1066 in 1066 had had aa major major impact impact but but also also on on the the English English language. Norman language. Norman French, French, which which became became the the language language of of the the court, court, government government and and the the upper upper class class for for the the next next three three The centuries. other The centuries. other languages languages spoken spoken in in the the British British Isles Isles come come from from the the Celtic Celtic Branch Branch of of PIE. PIE.


English language began with the Anglo-Saxons, Germanic Tribes that settled where Celts were. Celts spoke Latin and a Celtic language and had very little influence on Old English and should not be considered ancestors of English. English began as a distinct language when the Anglo-Saxons split off from their Germanic cousins and left mainland Europe beginning around 450


Germanic Settlements

Jutes, Jutes, Angles Angles and and Saxons Saxons originated originated in in actual actual Denmark Denmark and and Germany. Germany. And And they they settled settled in in Britain Britain during during the the 5th 5th century. century.


The Viking Invasions

The Norse invasions occurred during the Early Medieval period when members of the Norse populations of Scandinavia travelled to Britain and Ireland to settle, trade or raid. The Norse people who came to the British Isles have been generally referred to as Vikings, but it is a matter of debate if the term Viking represented all Norse


The Norman Conquest

The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by  William the Conqueror.


Anglo-Saxon is the oldest form of English. English words from AngloSaxon tend to be short, and they relate to areas such as the human body, animals, farming, the weather, family relationships, colours, landscape features, and Story of Beowulf Video L as cooking, human activities such ink eating, sewing, hunting and carpentry. William the Conqueror Video Link

In general, the Normans were the nobility, while the native English were their servants. The animal name is English cow, sheep, pig; while the names of the meats derived from these animals is French , beef, mutton, pork. Many legal, military and royal words come from Norman French.

Viking gave to English some awesome words like berserk, ugly, muck, skull, knife, die, and cake! The most obvious Viking influence on modern English is the word Thursday (Þorsdagr), which means Vikings "Thor’s day". Video Link


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