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Timeline: English
43 BC: Romans invade and rule British Isles for over 400 years though few of these words remain in use
449 AD: Germanic tribes begin to arrive and form the basis of the language we now call Old English
1066: The Normans invade embedding thousands of French words in the English vocabulary

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English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Germanic invaders and ...

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Feb 8, 2017 ... Language is in a constant state of evolution. All of the words we use daily found their way into the modern lexicon via a distinct history.

www.studyenglishtoday.net/english-language-history.html

The history of the English language has traditionally been divided into three main periods: Old English (450-1100 AD), Middle English (1100-circa 1500 AD) and ...

www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/history-english-language.html

Aug 15, 2014 ... Understanding the rich and complex history of the English language helps immensely with learning it. Here's a brief introduction.

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A Brief History of the English Language. English is a member of the Indo- European family of languages. This broad family includes most of the European ...

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With map, illustrations and brief chronology. ... The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain ...

www.fiu.edu/~hastyd/englhist.html

Jul 5, 2001 ... Modern English is composed of several languages, with grammar rules, ... language word origin and countless changes throughout history.

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Oct 2, 2011 ... Brief History of the English Language (with stick men) - Duration: 7:25. robofingers 2,928 views · 7:25 · Why is English Spelling So Weird?

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Nov 5, 2010 ... A brief history of the English language. ... The History of the English Language Source: A History of English by Barbara A. Where did English ...