Origins of the English Language

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Origins of the English Language

  1. 1. Ignacio Ulloa
  2. 2.  When Christian era started, Western Europe was divided into: Celtics in the south and Germanic in the north Both overlaid by Latin
  3. 3. Celtic tribes name’s still survive, such as: Belgi (Belgium) Gallic (for French) Welsh (Wales)
  4. 4. Fall of Rome Evolution of language Modern Romance Languages
  5. 5. Scolarship Remained forLatin Influenced Grammar and Vocabulary of modern languages
  6. 6. Different tribal groups in Norther Europe Germanic Languages
  7. 7.  Adopting a language does not make citizens part of an ethnic group
  8. 8. Roman armies influenced Germanictribes, after conquest or because the mixtureof soldiers and mercenaries during wars
  9. 9.  Tribes gave the name for modern Europe people. Angles Germani Franks • England • Germany • France
  10. 10.  A lot of languages are being spoken in Britain, because of the Roman invasion. But Latin does not affect English (yet)
  11. 11. Germanic migrants arrive, resulting A mixture of different dialects, which gave Britain A Geographical pattern
  12. 12.  Tribes evolved into 4 kingdoms
  13. 13. Britain’s LanguagesNorthumbrian Mercian West Saxon Kentish Some characteristics of these languages have survived until nowadays
  14. 14. Germanic were replaced Written Runes by Latin
  15. 15.  Latin had to be adapted to Anglo Saxon pronunciation
  16. 16. Official SpokenLanguage Language
  17. 17.  English translations of Latin may have created today’s grammar of the language
  18. 18. Church developedWritten English Produced in Northumbria But using Mercian Structure
  19. 19.  As Anglo Saxons expanded their territory, they also expanded their language, but other languages survived because of geographical conditions and political decitions.
  20. 20. Welsh, overlaid by English which was spoken by Authorities, resulting as Continuous dissapearance of Welsh, even until today

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