Monday, September 3, 2018

The History of the English Language--in a nutshell

I have often apologized to students in an English class that the English language is so difficult due to the 'vacuum cleaner' quality of its development-sucking in the words, phrases and pronunciations of extremely diverse conquering forces without any logical process. A little Latin here, some French there, and don't forget the Anglo-Saxon of the common folk! Let's not get started with the agony of spelling.

A Brief History of the English Language

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

How did English evolve?

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