How it came to beWhen the Anglo-Saxons first came to England in the fifth and sixth centuries, they brought their language with them as wellchanging the way people talked from then on. It is a German type language and has some similarities and some differences.
This was the start of Old English itself.
Where English derives fromOld English is a West German type language and is closely related to Old Frisian, a language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries in the area between the Rhine and Weser on the European North Sea coast.
Jan 1, 700
1st manuscrpts of Old EnglishDate of the earliest manuscripts of Old English.
Jan 1, 1200
Writers of Old EnglishThere were many writers of Old English including....
William Shakespeare, Picture
Sir Thomas Mallory
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Jan 1, 1200
Middle EnglishWilliam the Conqueror and the Duke of Normandy invaded and conquered England. The new conquerors (called the Normans) brought with them a kind of French, which became the language of the Royal Court, and the ruling and business classes. For a time there was a kind of linguistic class or division, where the lower classes spoke English and the upper classes spoke French. When it all came together it became known as Middle English, something everyone could talk.
Jan 1, 1500
Old Engliah and its grammerUnlike modern English, Old English is a language with a lot of diversity. It maintains several distinct qualities including, the nominative, accusative, genitive, dative and instrumental, parts of which survive only in a few pronouns in modern English.
Old English Folk SongsSome famous Old English Folk songs all the way from England............
As I Walked Forth
The Bay of Biscay, O!
Come Live With Me
I Pass All My Hours
My Lodging It Is On the Cold Ground
Old Maid In the Garret
When the King Enjoys His Own Again
Early Modern EnglishTowards the end of Middle English, a sudden and distinct change in pronunciation also known as the Great Vowel Shift started, with vowels being pronounced shorter and shorter. From the 16th century the British had contact with many people from all across the globe.This, plus the Renaissance of Classical learning, meant that many new words and phrases started up in the language.
Late Modern EnglishThere is one reason Late Modern English is different than Early Modern English it is vocabulary. Late Modern English has many more words, coming from two key factors: first off, the Industrial Revolution plus technology made a new need for words; second, the British Empire at its glory covered a big part of the planet, and the English language used foreign words to create there own language system as we now call English.
1st and only Old, Middle, Late Modern and Early Modern English dictionaryAngus Cameron, Ashley Crandell-Amos, and Antonette diPaolo Healey made the 1st only old, middle, and (late and early) modern english dictionary and in the 21st certuary. It includes the modern words with the 22 lettered old english alphabet.Also includes modern takes on old timely words.
The process of the lettersThe English language has gone through many changes during its history. Letters have been added, combined and dropped from the alphabet. Even the styles of writing have been changed throughout the years. But one style that continues to have its own unique design is that of Old English. It has curves and swreves and the people who write with its today tend to write a lot better then the rest of us. The article didn't state the date.