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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.

History of English - Wikipedia

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English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to .... The dialects spoken by the Germanic settlers developed into a language that would come to be called An...

Where Did the English Language Come From?

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Dec 25, 2012 ... Old English and Middle English are earlier versions of the language spoken around the world today | EXPLORATIONS.

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What are the origins of the English Language? ... comon to come, wære to were, wæs to was—but only those who have made a special study of ... Other points worth noting include the fact that the pronoun system did not yet, in the late tenth  ...

Where does the English language come from? - Macmillan Dictionary

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Next in a series of articles on the English language and ... (Romance languages are so called because they are derived from Latin which was the language ...

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Jul 16, 2015 ... View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire- ... we talk about 'English', we often think of it as a single language.

Ten things you might not have known about the English language ...

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Aug 12, 2015 ... Because the English language has become so ubiquitous without any guidance, there is little .... Did it seem strange to you? ... the first time, most of them speaking it as a second language, there are plenty of changes to come!

A Brief History of the English Language - Study English Today

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The English language belongs to the West Germanic branch of the Indo- European family of languages. The closest undoubted living relatives of English are ...

Where does the English language come from? – Global Blog ...

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Jun 8, 2014 ... A brief history of the most widely used language in the world. The English language is one of the linguistic success stories of the last five ...

History of English | EnglishClub

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The invading Germanic tribes spoke similar languages, which in Britain developed into what we now call Old English. Old English did not sound or look like ...