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FC: Anglo Saxon Language

1: BY: Kimberly Beam

2: Anglo-Saxon is the term used to describe the invading Germanic tribes in the south and east of the island Great Britain from the early 5th century AD, and their creation of the English nation, to the Norman conquest of 1066. | The Benedictine monk, Bede, identified them as the descendants of three Germanic tribes,The Angles who may have come from Angeln,The Saxons from Lower Saxony, and The Jutes from the Jutland Peninsula.

3: Where the Language Came From The languages spoken by the inhabitants of Germania were a branch of the Indo-European family of languages. The linguists believe a single language spoken five thousand years ago in an area never identified was called Caucasus. From this ancient language came most of the language groups of Present-day Europe such as, South Asia: the Celtic languages ( Irish, Welsh and Scottish Gaelic), the Italic languages ( French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian, descended from Latin), the Germanic languages, the Slavic languages ( Russian and Polish), the Baltic languages ( Lithuanian and Latvian), the Indo-Iranian languages ( Persian and Hindi)

4: Old English Old English, also known as Englisc, is an early version of the English spoken today in Britain. In use for approximately 700 years, starting in the mid-5 century, Old English varies widely from the language we know today. Throughout centuries, it experienced influence from Germanic dialects and Celtic languages. Latin also became a powerful influence, particularly around the time when a new alphabet was adopted. Old English originally used the runic alphabet, so when the Latin alphabet was adopted, words were written as pronounced. There were no silent letters.

5: Indo-European Language Germanic languages from others in the Indo-European family is the one that produced the difference, between the p of Latin pater and the f of Old English fder is change, and called "Grimm's Law," after Jacob Grimm the great linguist and folklorist who discovered it. It affected all of the consonants called "stops" which is, those consonants produced by momentarily stopping the breath and then releasing, which are named Unvoiced Stop, Voiced Stops, and Voiced Aspirated Stops.

6: This change, called "Grimm's Law" after Jacob Grimm, the great linguist and folklorist who discovered it, affected all of the consonants called "stops" | Germanic languages from others in the Indo-European family is the one that produced the difference, between the p of Latin pater and the f of Old English fder. | Those consonants produced by momentarily stopping the breath and then releasing, the UnVoiced Stops, Voiced Stop, and Voice Aspirated Stops.

7: The West Germanic languages differ from North and East Germanic Language, in numerous ways. In West Germanic, the [R] disappeared at the ends of unstressed syllables, with the result that entire inflectional endings were lost. | Low German is defined by something that did not happen to it This non-event is the "High German consonant shift," which altered the sounds of the High German dialects as radically as Grimm's Law had altered the sounds of Germanic

8: Old and Modern English are really different stages in the development of a single language. The changes that turned Old English into Middle English and Middle English into Modern English took place gradually. Mentioned in this connection that the terms "Old English," "Middle English" and "Modern English" are themselves modern: and the the individuals would say that there language they spoke was English.

9: Old English Dialect Old English developed into four major dialects: Northumbrian, spoken north of the river Humber; Mercian, in the midlands; Kentish, spoken in Kent (in the far southeastern part of the island); and West Saxon, spoken in the southwest.Modern English spelling, owes most to the Mercian dialect, the dialect of London. Old English literature is not in the Mercian dialect, but in West-Saxon, from the time of King Alfred until the Conquest Wessex dominated the rest of Anglo-Saxon England politically and culturally. West Saxon was the dominant language during the period in which most of our surviving literature was recorded.

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