The history of english
Updated: 1/29/2021
The history of english

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  • Oh, hello, do you want to know about the history of english? is too interesting... so, English belongs to the Indo-European family of languages and is therefore related to most other languages spoken in Europe and western Asia from Iceland to India.
  • 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 Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, crossed the North Sea from what today is Denmark and northern Germany.
  • The invading Germanic tribes spoke similar languages, The Angles came from "Englaland" and their language was called "Englisc" - from which the words "England" and "English" are derived. Which in Britain developed into what we now call Old English.
  • I'm an African person, English wasn't our language in the past. Im going to tell u how it become so widespread. After the arrival of the Germans on British territory, the British Empire encompassed almost a quarter of the world, making English a significant language in many colonies. In Asia and Africa, English may not have been the language of the people but it was the language of trade.English won the day as it was already spoken by the most influential people. It was inevitable that through economic influence English would become the language of business and politics. People needed to speak English in order to find success in life. Along the time It is power and politics that have seen English become a global language.
  • Old English that was spoken until the late 12th or 13th century. It didn't sound like today's English when it comes to grammar and phonology, so Old English is unintelligible to modern English speakers. Similarly, about 50% of today's English words have linguistic roots in Old English.
  • In today’s world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important. In addition to opening up employment opportunities, being able to speak a foreign language helps to make a real connection with people and to know more about diverse cultures, places and lifestyles. The more proficient you are, the better you can express yourself.