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Germanic tribes (Saxons, Angles, and Jutes) came to Britain from around 449 AD. They made their home in the south and east of the island, pushing out the Celtic Britons who were there before them, or making them speak the English language instead of the old Celtic languages. Some people still speak Celtic languages today, in Wales (Welsh) and elsewhere. Gaelic is the Scottish Celtic language, still spoken by some in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. "Scots" is a dialect of English, taken from the English spoken in Northumbria. Irish Gaelicis spoken by very few people today. The Germanic dialects of the different tribes became what is now called Old English. The word "English" comes from the name of the Angles: Englas. Old English did not sound or look much like the English spoken today. If English speakers today were to hear or read a passage in Old English, they would understand just a few words. The closest language to English that is still used today is Frisian, spoken by about...
English grammar started out based on Old English, which is considered to be a Germanic language. After the Norman French conquered England in 1066, parts of the Latin languagewere brought to the English language by the Norman French.
Written English uses a strange spelling. Different words can use the same letters and combinations for very different sounds. For example, "-ough" was once a gutturalbut has become different in "through" (threw), "rough" (ruff), "dough" (doe) or "cough" (coff). That can make it a difficult language to learn. Many English-speaking countries spell words differently. Some words are spelled differently in the United States from in the United Kingdom and many other countries and others of the British Commonwealth, where English is the main language. The different ways of spelling are sometimes called "American English" and "British English". For example, "colour" is spelled "color" in American English, and "programme" is spelled "program". Even the word "spelled" is different in British English, which uses "spelt".
The English Alphabet consists of 26 letters:- A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Nearly 60% of the vocabularyin the English language comes from Latin and its descendents, mainly French: 1. Langue d'oïl (French): 29.3% 2. Latin, including modern scientific and technical Latin and Frankish (Germanic language): 28.7% 3. Germanic languages: 24% (inherited from Old English/Anglo-Saxon, Proto-Germanic, Old Norse, etc. without including Germanic words borrowed from a Romance languages) 4. Greek: 5.32% 5. Italian, Spanish and Portuguese: 4.03% 6. Derived from proper names: 3.28% 7. All other languages: less than 1% However, the most common words are more often those of Germanic origin. Also, expressions and typical short phrases are often of Germanic origin.
Simple English Wikipedia. The Simple English Wikipedia is an English-language version of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, that is written at a basic level of English. It was created on September 18, 2001. All of the articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use shorter sentences and easier words and grammar than the regular English Wikipedia .
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From Middle English Englisch, English, Inglis, from Old English Englisċ (“of the Angles; English”), from Engle (“the Angles”), a Germanic tribe + -isċ; equal to Angle + -ish. Compare West Frisian Ingelsk, Scots Inglis (older ynglis), Dutch Engels, Danish engelsk, Old French Englesche (whence French anglais), German englisch, Spanish inglés, all ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enǵʰ- (“narrow”) (compare Sanskrit अंहु (áṃhu, “narrow”), अंहस् (áṃhas, “anxiety, sin”), Latin angustus (“narrow”), Old Church Slavonic ѫзъкъ (ǫzŭkŭ, “narrow”)).(UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/, (non-standard) /ˈɪŋɡəlɪʃ/(US) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/, (also) /ˈɪŋlɪʃ/(General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡləʃ/Hyphenation: Eng‧lish
English (comparative more English, superlative most English) 1. Of or pertaining to England. 2. English-language; of or pertaining to the language, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which developed in England.quotations ▼ 2.1. 2020, Abi Daré, The Girl With The Louding Voice, Sceptre, page 187: 2.1.1. Honest, honest, Englishis just a language of confusions. 2.1. Those immigrants Anglicised their names to make them sound more English. 3. Of or pertaining to the people of England (to Englishmen and Englishwomen).quotations ▼ 3.1. 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698: 3.1.1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an Englishtourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines. 4. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system...
English (countable and uncountable, plural English or Englishes) 1. (in the plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen. 1.1. The Scottish and the Englishhave a history of conflict. 2. (Amish, in the plural) The non-Amish; non-Amish people. 3. (uncountable) Ability to employ the English language correctly or idiomatically. 3.1. My coworkers have pretty good Englishfor non-native speakers. 4. The English-language term or expression for something. 4.1. What's the Englishfor ‘à peu près’? 5. (uncountable) Specific language or wording in English; English text or statements in speech, whether in translation or otherwise. 5.1. The technical details are correct, but much of the Englishis not very clear. 6. (printing, dated) A size of type between pica (12 point) and great primer (18 point), standardized as 14-point. 7. (uncountable) Plain or readily understandable English language.quotations ▼ 7.1. 1994, Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore, “All Good Things...”, in Star Trek:...
English (countable and uncountable, plural Englishes) 1. The language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, North America, and other parts of the world. 1.1. Englishis spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca. 1.2. How do you say ‘à peu près’ in English? 2. A variety, dialect, or idiolect of spoken and or written English.quotations ▼ 2.1. 2003, Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue", in The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, page 278 2.1.1. I began to write stories using all the EnglishesI grew up with: the English I spoke to my mother, which for lack of a better term might be described as “simple”; the English she used with me, which for lack of a better term might be described as “broken”; my translation of her Chinese, which could certainly be described as “watered down”; and what I imagined to be her translation of her Chinese if she could speak in perfect English, her internal language, and for that I s...
English (third-person singular simple present Englishes, present participle Englishing, simple past and past participle Englished) 1. (transitive, archaic) To translate, adapt or render into English.quotations ▼ 1.1. 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy:[…], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:, page 214 (2001 reprint): 1.1.1. […]severe prohibuit viris suis tum misceri feminas in consuetis suis menstruis, etc. I spare to Englishthis which I have said. 1.2. 1901, The Speaker, the Liberal Review - Volume 3, page 654: 1.2.1. Mamma is an adaptation of a French farce by Mr. Sydney Grundy, made in the time when his chief claim to recognition as a playwright lay in his ingenious aptitude for Englishingthe un-Englishable. 1.3. 2011, Colin Cheney, 'Where Should I Start with Tomas Tranströmer?': 1.3.1. Here, the poems are Englishedby twelve different translatorsEnglish (disambiguation) on the English Wikipedia. English WikipediaEnglish language on Wikipedia.WikipediaEnglish literature on Wikipedia.WikipediaEnglish studies on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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