The Evolution . Of English. It all started in Angleland (later evolved to Eng – land). Where did they come from?. Angles – Coast between Denmark & Holland (Frisians) Juts – Jutland (Denmark) Saxons – Germany. Then, there were the Vikings….
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Here are some examples from the webpage http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/evolenglish.html
English Frisian Dutch German
breadbrea brood Brot
Norwegian Danish Swedish German Dutch Frisian Scots English
En en en einseenienane one
To to tvazwei twee twatwa two
Prefixes, suffixes and roots from Greek and Latin make up many words in English.
Pre – means ‘before’
Dict – means ‘to speak’
-ion – means ‘an act or progress’
Bi- = ‘two’
cycle = ‘wheel’
New World (Americas) – jerky, toboggan, quinine, coyote, skunk, chocolate
Japan – teriyaki, tofu, futon, ramen
Asian – nirvana, bangle, shampoo, gunnysack
Arabic – mummy, arsenal, lemon, guitar, tuna, crimson, orange
Spanish – vanilla, oregano, buffalo, barrio