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The invention of English as a language

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The invention of English as a language

The way in which the Anlgo- Saxons conquered England led to a profusion of small kingdoms.

Old English did not sound or look like English today. Native English speakers now would have great difficulty understanding old english. Nevertheless, about half of the most commonly used words in Modern English have Old English roots. The words be, strong and water, for example, derived from Old English.

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*Three classes and 2 forms plus the infinitive.*Weak vowels add -d or -t suffixes for tense change.*-d in Modern English can now be a marker of a regular verb.

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Whatever your thoughts on the matter, English, with all its vagaries and annoying inconsistencies, remains the single most important and influential language in today’s world

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