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The English language developed in the 5th century in England, when Germanic tribes invaded the British Isles from Denmark and northern Germany.
The language spoken by these people became what we know as Old English. This developed into Middle English after the French conquered England in 1066, and has changed further into Modern English.

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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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The history of English is conventionally, if perhaps too neatly, divided into three ... By that time Latin, Old Norse (the language of the Viking invaders), and ...

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The History of English - How the English language went from an obscure Germanic dialect to a global language.

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The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. These tribes, the  ...

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The history of English is long, winding, and complex – but here are 5 events that shaped the history of English, and gave us the language we use today.

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Jul 7, 2017 ... English language: West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related to Frisian, German, and Dutch (in ...

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Indo-European and Germanic Influences. English is a member of the Indo- European family of languages. This broad family includes most of the European ...

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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 ...

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During the early Middle English period, the long vowel sound represented by letter ... the text reveals certain changes in the English language during that period.