History of the English Language

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History of the English Language [47 words] This ever so changing, perpetually adapting and complex language that is English grew as large as it is today for a variety of reasons; all of which will be explained in this disquisition, point-by-point, following the three grand evolution periods of the language (Old, Middle and Modern English). Old English (5th century) The Celtic settlement of Britain (8th - 6th century B.C.) [71 words] Once upon a time, there were people named the Celts who roamed the lands of Europe. They conquered and explored most of it, before finally deciding one day to settle in one precise part of it; Britain. During these times, it was not uncommon for them to trade as well as to fight alongside the Romans and for that, a slight but nonetheless significant influence of Latin occurred on their language. The Roman conquest of Britain (43A.D.) [59 words] As the Roman Empire grew more and more thirsty for new territories to subjugate, Britain was quick to fall prey to their might. Upon
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