The First Form Of English Language

993 WordsOct 1, 20154 Pages
Editor Doug Larson once remarked, “If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” Even at an early stage, all English learners realize how complex and versatile the English language can be. Due to its extensive lineage and consistent reformation, the English language holds a highly diversified panorama of linguistic landscape. Dating back as early as 410 A.D., the fall of the Roman empire, neighboring countries and tribes vigorously fought for the rule of England (Literature). In the act, they transformed human interaction and left imprints of influence not only in monarchy or social paradigms, but in linguistic advancements as well. The English language has been a hybridized substance molded in the hands of war, exploration, and cultural innovation. The first form of English was developed during the Anglo-Saxon period which was initiated by the arrival of the Jutes, Saxons, and Angles to England around 449 A.D. The mixture of the inhabitants’ Celtic and Latin –based dialects in addition to the languages of the three Germanic tribes, created what is now known as Old English (History). As the Anglo-Saxons were slowly converted to Christians, the number of written religious texts also increased which caused a linguistic and cultural impact (Durkin). Philip Durkin stated that the “impress of the literary culture of Latin Christianity” was one of the primary reasons why researchers were able to
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