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Rebecca Song English 1102 Sams March 16, 2008 History of the English Language There is a reason that the English language is spoken throughout the world. The language first originated approximately 600 A.D., but even before this, there were inhabitants on England starting from approximately 6000 B.C. The English language is basically a West Germanic language that originated from Germanic settlers. Through the different “eras” of the English language, the language has evolved and gone through many different transformations, but the basic foundations of the language has stayed same throughout the years. Some may argue that the language has existed throughout the years because people have forced upon the world, but others argue that there is a deeper, more profound reason for the existence of the language. The first era of the English language is known as Old English. This language is primarily the dialect that the Anglo-Saxons spoke. Throughout the years, the North Germanic language, Norse influenced Old English as well. Even though the roots of the two different dialects were similar, the grammatical forms of speaking differed greatly. More than any other time period, the period that Anglo-Saxons filled the throne were when the Old English language flourished the most. This is due to the fact that everything from the political to the religious to the intellectual things were written and spoken with the Anglo-Saxon dialect. This first era of the English language ended along with the Norman Conquest in 1066.
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The next era of the English language is known as Middle English. Even though English
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