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    The History of English

    created by Ashoosh 131 days 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    Category: Arts

    The History of English

    I am going to talk about the history of English language,the original source of English,accents,use some words from other languages in English,the challenge between English and other language,the difference between British English and American English,the founder of English,first people who lived in America and what was their native language,how and when English language started to be spoken in the United States of America... etc.

    Re: The History of English

    Hi, Ashoosh.

    What is your question? Or what kind of response are you expecting? And welcome to CNet!

    As you scroll through and read other people's forums, you'll get the hang of it. But we are open to and enjoy many different topics. Somewhere in there, you have to ask a question, though. That way we can interact with you accordingly.

    Have a great day.


    Re: The History of English

    Good morning Ashoosh,

    I'm like MaDonna in that I don't know exactly what you are looking for, but maybe the topics below may be of some use:

    English origins: Anglo-Saxon, Danish, and French by way of the Norman invasion of the British Isles

    Loan words: anytime linguistic communities become embedded within the larger group, the larger group tends to borrow their words

    Differences between British English and American English: like speciation, when communities are cut off from each other for significant periods of time, they tend to evolve in different directions. Language follows the same path.

    Native Americans: the people who lived on the North American continent before European colonization were as diverse as any group of people and spoke a plethora of distinct languages. I don't know the name of their languages, but the Seminole, Iroquois, Chickasaw, and Rhee peoples all come to mind.

    How English came to North America and became the lingua franca: British colonization, Louisiana Purchase, Seven Years War (French and Indian War), etc.

    Welcome to CNET and I look forward to your questions!