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    • Language history and change by Nicolas Campos
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    • Balto-Slavic Indo-Iranian Germanic Celtic Italic Hellenic Baltic Slavic Indic Iranian (Latin) (Ancient Greek) ( Sanskrit ) German English Dutch Danish Swedish Norwegian etc. Gaelic Welsh Irish etc. Italian Spanish French Portuguese Romanian etc. Greek Latvian Lithuanian Russian Polish Czech Bulgarian etc. Hindi Bengali etc. Persian
    • Both Italian and Spanish belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
    • Historical development of English
    • Old English Anglo-Saxons Angles Saxons Jutes whose language was Englisc whose lands were called Engla-land Also, Old English considers the important contributions of Old Norse (spoken by the Vikings) and , remarkably, Latin (brought by the Romans)
    • Old English hūs House
    • Middle English Battle of Hastings Norman - French defeated by William the Conqueror who became the ruling class who brought the French language Nobility Government Law used by
    • Syntactic changes