English? In our own words, the language we hate, but have to love.

This blog post will cope for some of my missed blogposts.

 

Who invented English?

English has evolved through many years of time, Chaucer, Shakespeare and others. But, English goes way before that. Our English has similar words with Latin; Spanish and French.

According to TED-Ed, the latin-derived words in English, came to English when the French speaking people, colonized England. But today, we call that Archaic Language or Old English. Other words in Old English have some German-derived words, because it was brought by the Anglo-Saxons and Jutes. It may be hard to see the roots of modern English because we have borrowed many words, from Latin, Germanic Dialects, and even Viking Language. Add to that, borrowed words; had changed from their original words.

Now, back to the roots. The langauages; English, German and Swedish had their own roots whih lead to Proto-Germanic, spoken around at 500 B.C.. Due to consistency with the langauge, people were able to find out the we had more roots such as Proto-Indo-European, which was spoken about 6000 years ago.

 

Proto-Indo-European

n. 1 The prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages. Proto-Indo-European, refers anguage spoken in Europe. Like:

  • Swedish
  • Greek
  • French
  • German
  • Irish
  • Greek
  • English
  • russian

English and Latin have similar words’ meaning but different spellings. Good ol’ Wikipedia explained something about similar vowel sounds.

They changed ‘P’ with ‘F’ and ‘T’ with ‘D’ with many words.

But that’s all we can all say, that is all we know. There is an open space for anyone to discover the roots of the Proto-Indo-European language.

That is it for this blog, in my next blog, I will be talking about Modern English and how ‘Guffawing’ changed to ‘Lol’

Link to Pic – History of English Template

 

 

 

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