The English language. Four ways to look at…. I get it! That’s why we read those four essays!. 1. How did English come to England?. The First 1000 Years. English. They don’t?. I always wondered why the English don’t speak Norwegian….
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The First 1000 Years
I always wondered why the English don’t speak Norwegian…
The Dawn of Language
Me Neanderthal…me speak…grunting? Rrrr…rrrr…
Me Cro-Magnon. Fancy larynx. Jealous much?
I know! Words are adopted, created by error, just made up, changed by doing nothing, by adding or subtracting…
How does she KNOW that???
Where Words Come From
Ay matey…I speak ‘Stralian…
Varieties of English
Dude…no you don’t.
Our first piece of literary text will be Beowulf, an epic poem originally written in Old English.