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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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Old middle and modern english

Old, Middle, and Modern English


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

The history of the English language is divided into 3 main parts:


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1. Old English

(449-1100 AD)

  • What was written during this time period?


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Part of Beowulf, a poem written in Old English.


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  • 2. Middle English (1100-1500 AD)

  • What was written during this time period?

The Canterbury Tales


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An example of Middle English by Chaucer.


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  • 3. Modern English

  • (1500-present day)

  • Who wrote during this time period?

Shakespeare


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  • The change between the different periods took hundreds of years and spelling and pronunciation were the primary changes between the way that English was spoken and written.


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  • Now, listen to the Lord’s Prayer and see if you can understand it.

Old English Version

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

Middle English Version

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


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  • “The Lord’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.


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  • When the 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.


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  • Now—there are many sounds for one letter. For example, there are 7 sounds for the letter “O”.

Pot

Hoarse

Took

Noise

Boot

Toe


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English was once considered slang.

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


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


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BEFORE written English, very few people spoke it.

It originate from small Anglo-Norse tribes.

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


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History of English in 10 minutes

Short film

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


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A Brief Chronology of the English Language


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