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"History of English"
Lang/Lit 1 (H)
6 months ago
Roman Monks Bring Catholicism to Britain, adding many Latin Words
Alfred promotes Old English Literature
Beowulf is written in Old English by an anonymous author.
Wiliam of Normandy conquers Britain
Chaucer writes the Canterbury Tales, and Malory writes Arthur tales, in Middle English
James I commissions a bible, and Shakespeare writes plays, in Modern English
Celtic "From Indo-European"
Old English "From Celtic + Anglo Saxon"
Middle English "From Old English + French + Latin"
Modern English "From Middle English + World Input
Roman soldiers conquer Britain, adding a few Latin worlds to Celtic
Angles, Saxons, Jutes, & Frisians invade Britain; Anglo-Saxon combines with Celtic
Vikings invaded Britain from Scandinavia, adding many Norse words
French and Latin gain importance
100 Years' War and Black Death; English regains importance
Grammar simplifies, and words from many nations are added
English spreads throughout the world to become a "universal" language
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