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History of English Around the World

  • 450


    The Anglo-Saxons create the basis for the Old English Language.
  • 500

    Birth of English

    Birth of English
    The Celts create a primitive version of English in the British Isles.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    The Normans

    The Normans
    The Normans invade the Anglo-Saxons, and inherit the Old English Language. Also start of Middle English.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    During the age of the Renaissance, Early Modern English is found. The first english dictionary of hard words is published.
  • Modern English

    Modern English
    The first Modern English dictionary was published, the Table Alphabeticall.
  • Webster

    Webster's Dictionary is published.
  • Oxford

    Oxford English Dictionary is published.
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  • Celts to Romans

    Celts to Romans
    Romans inherit over 200 words from the Celts.