The History of the English Languag1

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The History of the English Language 1000 B.C.E. These Celtic people (speaking the Gaelic language) some Celtic words in our current English language The Romans had managed to overwhelm the Celts, but the Romans were not a savage group bent on wiping out the inhabitants of the island: instead, they wanted to control the local population and gain warriors and land. The Romans brought Latin to the island Roman's nearly 400 year in the islands, the Celts lost most of their ability to adequately protect themselves. So, in C.E. 410, when Rome started to fall to barbaric invaders, such as the Goths and Huns, and began pulling their troops from the frontiers back to Italy, the Celtic inhabitants were ripe for invasion By 449, the island was involved in a full-fledged invasion from several Germanic tribes, including the Angles (That's how we get the name "England"--"Angle Land"), Saxons, Jutes and Frisians. These warriors were from the current area of Denmark (Jutland) and Northern Germany. They were brutal warriors, and they did not want much to do with the island's inhabitants: in battle, they killed everyone versus taking prisoners. Many of the Celts fled to the mountains and neighboring islands, and that's why the people of Scotland (North), Wales (West/North West),
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Yuen during the Spring '11 term at Lee CC.

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