The amazing History of the English Language

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In History
  • Jan 1st, 0600

    The English Language begans.

    The English Language begans.
    The foundation of the English language was first built when the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes came to England. The Old Saxon language was the most spoken in England until the Vikings from mainly Norway and Denmark invaded Britain.
  • Feb 18th, 0610

    Celtic form of christianity.

    Celtic form of christianity.
    Christianity introduced among Anglo-Saxons by St. Augustine, missionary from Rome. Irish missionaries spread Celtic form of Christianity to mainland Britain.
  • Jun 20th, 0800

    1st influenced by the old English Language.

    1st influenced by the old English Language.
    Old English language was influenced by speakers of the Scandinavian branch of the Germanic language family, who conquered and colonized parts of Britain in the 8th and 9th centuries.
  • Jul 22nd, 1000

    2nd influenced by the Old English Language.

    2nd influenced by the Old English Language.
    The Normans in the 11th century, who spoke Old Norman and ultimately developed an English variety of this called Anglo-Norman.
  • Aug 24th, 1066

    Byebye Old English.

    Byebye Old English.
    The Old English period formally ended sometime after the Norman conquest (starting in 1066 AD), when the language was influenced to an even greater extent by the Norman-speaking Normans. Old English was spoken though till sometime in the 12th or 13th century.
  • May 19th, 1100

    Hello Middle English period.

    Hello Middle English period.
    The Middle English period begans.
  • Oct 21st, 1258

    First book & proclamation!

    First book & proclamation!
    First royal proclamation issued in english and in 1205 first book in english that appears since the conquest.
  • Nov 26th, 1362

    It's now offical!

    It's now offical!
    English becomes offical language of the law courts.
  • Jonathan Swift.

    Jonathan Swift.
    A proposal for an Academy of the English Language was first brought forth by Jonathan Swift in 1712, but the Parliament voted against it.
  • Sir william jones.

    Sir william jones.
    Sir william discovered that Sanskrit contained many cognates to Greek and Latin. He conjectured a Proto-Indo-European language had existed many years before.
  • English around the world.

    English around the world.
    Although the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have English as an official language, the United States does not have an official language. This is how it's possible to become a US citizen without speaking English.
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    Jan 1st, 0600
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    The English Language

    How the English language has developed so much over the years.