The Language And The Origin Of The English Language

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According to David Crystal, linguistics professor at the University of Wales, approximately 20 percent of the world can speak English. With English being the predominant language in the United States as well as many other parts of the world, it is undoubtedly one of the most significant languages in modern times. But have you ever wondered about the origins of the language you speak every day? Where did it come from? Did someone invent it? And why are some rules of the English language so weird? For example, why is geese the plural of goose? To get a better understanding of English, it is useful to learn about its long and complex history, and how the language the majority of us know and use today formed and evolved over time. To learn the history of the English language, we must first go back in time to Great Britain at about 50 BCE. According to Alastair Kane, writer for Communicaid business English courses, people here during this time period spoke in what is known as Celtic, but eventually, Latin also became an influence on their language because of commerce between Great Britain and Rome. Kane also writes that Latin further shaped the language of Great Britain after it was invaded by the Romans under Emperor Claudius. Although remnants of this English prototype can be observed in our modern language, the people of Great Britain certainly weren’t speaking what could be considered actual English. Philip Durkin, principal etymologist at Oxford Dictionaries claims that the
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