Sunday, October 11, 2009
The English Language (Summary)
English is not original language of
The English spoken in and around
As there was no further foreign invasion the English further developed under its own impetus. There were no further changes in the language, so Middle English merged into the Early Modern English of William Shakespeare’s age and into the language we speak now.
Anglo-Saxon is now dead language but a good deal of its vocabulary has survived in one or another form to the present day. Most of the very common words in Modern English are of Anglo-Saxon origin. Nearly all the strong verbs, most of the prepositions and conjunction are of Anglo-Saxon origin. English language has also remained under French influence for a long time. French is basically a Latin language, hence the majority of English words are of Latin origin.A language is always moving and developing. But these changes are slow in advanced societies because the invention of printing press and spread of education have fixed its traditional usages. Only changes are large increase in vocabulary. English has borrowed various words from other languages for example the word Admiral is derived from the compound Arabic word Amir-ul-Bahar meaning Chief of the sea. Similarly many other English words have been borrowed from other language. Tags: English for First Year
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