History fo the English Languag

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The English language can be traced back 6000 years ago to Indo European language family. The two main language families that were derived by that which is the base for the English language are the Celtic and Germanic languages. The Celtic language was the first known, b/c it was written down by the Romans, and the Germanic had very little influence, only some prepositions. In 55 B.C. Latin was first introduced to the English language, when the Romans, led by Julius Caesar, invaded and conquered the Celts. Since the Celts had become slaves to the Romans they refuse to learn the language as an excuse to not to work. The only influence they had been to the name of some cites that end in castra” or chester.” This is because castra” is the Latin word for fort. .
Then in 410 the Roman Empire fell to the Germanic Barbarians. So the roman legends were called back to Rome. However the Celts were completely dependent to the Romans for almost 500 years, and they feared the Scots and the Picts. To solve this, they asked the Anglos, Saxons, and the Jutes to come to England and protect them; however, all three tribes stayed in England, and all four battled for up to 50 years. Each of these tribes brought their own languages which again changed the English language. The Anglos were from Scandinavia and spoke Anglican, but one group of Anglos settled in northern England and spoke the Northumbrian dialect and the second in central England and spoke the Mercian dialect. The Saxons came from Western Germany and settled in southern England and spoke the Saxon Dialect. The third tribe and the smallest, the Jutes, came from Denmark, and settled, in Kent and spoke the Kentish dialect. .
Soon the Celts fell to the Anglos, the Saxons, and the Jutes. The remaining Celts that were not killed fled to Whales, along w/ their language. This became the officially start for Old English and Anglo Saxon rule. The Old English language consisted of letters and symbols called the Runic Alphabet and this is where the English language got its basic vocabulary.

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