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Old, Middle, and Modern English. The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. . The history of the English language is divided into 3 main parts:.

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The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD.



1. Old English

(449-1100 AD)

  • What was written during this time period?


Part of Beowulf, a poem written in Old English.


  • What was written during this time period?

The Canterbury Tales



  • 3. Modern English

  • (1500-present day)

  • Who wrote during this time period?

Shakespeare



Old English Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDM-ibezJQ

Middle English Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM2THezuzlI


  • “The Lor years and d’s Prayer”

  • Our Father, who art in Heaven, hollowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


  • When the years and Romans left England, their alphabet had only 26 sounds. When the Anglo-Saxons took over, their combined languages had 66 sounds, for the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.

  • This is how it remains today.


Pot

Hoarse

Took

Noise

Boot

Toe


English was once considered there are 7 sounds for the letter “O”.slang.

Although, many people spoke English at home, Latin was used in school and French was used in Parliament.


In fact, although most of English is influence by German, we can see the influence of outside language on Modern English today.


BEFORE can see the influence of outside language on Modern English today. written English, very few people spoke it.

It originate from small Anglo-Norse tribes.

TODAY—How many people do you think speak English worldwide?


History of English in 10 minutes can see the influence of outside language on Modern English today.

Short film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexKqvgPVuA


A Brief Chronology of the English Language can see the influence of outside language on Modern English today.


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