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    • However, they are related!!! Languages which areLanguage were culturally in contextformerly much more are likely to have anlike each other than influence on eachthey are today. other.
    • Germanic- speakingCHRISTIAN ERA North Celtic-speaking South
    • CELTIC LANGUAGES, were spread over southern and western Europe.The names of someCeltic tribes survived inmodern names, e.g.:-Belgi: Belgium-Gaul: Gallic-Welsh: Wales
    • Celtic Speakers Differences between the Celtic spoken in Britain and Ireland. Irish British Celtic Celtic.GALIC Spoken in Britain
    • Spread with the growth of theLATIN Roman Empire. “TheLanguageof Latium” “The Dialect of Rome”
    • Disappeared LATIN as a spoken Language BUT SURVIVED!In the central areas of Continental Europe
    • CeltsRomans Germans
    • LANGUAGES IN BRITAIN Celtic Languages 4 BC. Britain and Ireland are known Pretanic Islands Britannia was the name adopted by the Romans who turn into Britain by the Germans
    • VocabularycontributionFarming culture:-ox, earth,plough, sheep,etc.
    • In The IX century almost a half of the country wasin the hands of the NORSE-SPEAKING VIKINGS. In the early 9th century Danish Vikings invaded England many times. Later on Vikings settled and occupied more of the country, pushing the Anglo-Saxons into smaller areas.
    • Four Great Kingdoms IX century •Northumbrian •Mercian •West Saxon •Kentish
    • Written SpokenHad varieties because of Alphabet based onthe tribes and runes because of the ChristianityKingdoms which hadprestige if were thedominant. LATINNorthumbrian AnglianMercian Creating connectedWest Saxons Pronunciation texts used in lettersKentish differences for complex vowels