Presentaion on Changes in English Language During Renaissance
Welcome to theDepartmental Seminar ofEnglish Topic: Changes in English Language During Renaissance
Prepared By:Provat Regon & Debajit Borah Department of English BA 3rd Semester . Bahona College
Contents:1. Abstract.2. Introduction.3. History.4. Changes in Grammar.5. Changes in Pronounciation.6. Changes in Spelling.7. Changes in the field of Vocabulary.8. Conclusion.9. Bibliography.
Abstract:* We work on the changes took place in English during Renaissance.* Get help from our text book and some another books and internet sources to prepare this presentation.*In Renaissance, English language took changes mainly in Pronunciation, Grammar Spelling and in the field of vocabulary..
* The English language has been gradually departing from its original Teutonic character and reach the modern status.
Introduction:The English language is the richest language of the world. It is accepted as the international language.
Language is not static, it got changes with the passing time. Change is constantly going on in every age.English got the modern stage by changing and developing it’s origin.
By Origin English includes in the family ofIndo-European languages.
Changes took place in Renaissance:During Renaissance English language got many changes into its- Grammar Pronounciation Spelling. & Vocabulary
Changes in Grammar:The Renaissance period give the existence of modern grammar. It helps in the development of Synonyms and the use of classical derivation to correspond to a native noun. Examples: King-Kingly Hand-Manual Nasal-Nosey
Changes in Pronounciation:* The letter a was pronounced before the consonants k, f th , and as long a .Example: bath, father, rather, ask, task, flask, master, craft, etc.* For the long pronounciation of a the sound of l is silent in some words.Example: Palm, Half, Calf, Calm, etc.
* The pronounciation of word a became ei in some words:Example- Cake, Ale, Dame, Fame, etc.* Orthographically the Middle English long vowel e was represented by ee, ie, ea.Example: feet, seek, deep, heat, seat, cat, field, believe, etc.
* By the end of the sixteenth century the long ihad completed the process of diphthongization to ai . Example: fire, write, light, life, blind, etc. * The Middle English long u had become the diphthong au. Examples: house, mouse, cow, etc.
Changes in Spelling:It is one of remarkable results in Renaissance:Examples of some words:
Before Renaissance After RenaissanceDette DebtDoute doubtIndite IndictQuire ChoirFaute Fault
Growth of Vocabulary: During the English Renaissance, (1500–1650), some 10,000 to 12,000 words entered the English lexicon, including lexicon. Examples: aberration, allusion, anachronism, democratic, dexterity, enthusiasm, imaginary, juvenile, pernicious, sophisticated. Many of these words were borrowed directly from Latin, both in its classical and medieval forms. In turn, Late Latin also included borrowings from Greek..
Conclusion:The vast impact of Renaissance carried out a flood of new thoughts and knowledge. It helps in artificiality and made a distinction between literary and spoken English.
Biobliography:F.T Wood., An Outline of English Language-(page:89-106)CL Wrenn , The English Language.Otto Jespersen, Growth and Structure of the English Language-.www.slideshare.com)www.anglik.net)- Websites.