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FC: Anglo Saxon Language By: Johan Rivera

1: Anglo Saxon Language

2: Anglo Saxon also called Old English (Englisc), is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and south-eastern Scotland, between the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

3: its usage covered a period of approximately 700 years

4: Germanic language influenced the old english language by assigning gender to all nouns, including those that describe inanimate objects: for example, so sunne (the Sun) was feminine, while se mona (the Moon) was masculine.

6: Norse Influence

7: The second major source of loanwords to Old English was the Scandinavian words introduced during the Viking invasions of the 9th and 10th centuries

8: Dialects

9: The four main dialectal forms of Old English were Mercian, Northumbrian, Kentish, and West Saxon

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