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OLD ENGLISH PERIOD
(Anglo-Saxon)
(5th Century-1066)
The Anglo-Saxon vocab was much more useful as it
was mainly words for simple everyday
things like ‘house’, ‘woman’, ‘loaf’...
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  1. 1. OLD ENGLISH PERIOD (Anglo-Saxon) (5th Century-1066)
  2. 2. The Anglo-Saxon vocab was much more useful as it was mainly words for simple everyday things like ‘house’, ‘woman’, ‘loaf’ and ‘werewolf’. Four of our days of the week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were named in honour of Anglo-Saxon gods, but they didn’t bother with Saturday, Sunday and Monday as they had all gone off for a long weekend. Christianity was a hit with the locals and made them much happier to take on funky new words like ‘martyr’, ‘bishop’ and ‘font’. Along came the Vikings, with their action-man words like ‘drag’, ‘ransack’, ‘thrust’ and ‘die’, and a love of pickled herring. They may have raped and pillaged but there were also into ‘give’ and ‘take’ – two of around 2000 words that they gave English, as well as the phrase ‘watch out for that man with the enormous axe.
  3. 3. REFERENCES  www.slideshare.com  The History of English in 10 minutes

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