A to Z – English, The History of

Read the full video transcript on Lori’s blog 👍😃

Lori Crane

A2Z-BADGE_[2016]April 2016 A to Z Challenge. I’m participating by writing blogs about history.

E is for English, The History of

In researching for this blog, I found the following ten-minute video from Open University. It’s called “The History of English in Ten Minutes.” I couldn’t create or write anything as brilliant as this, so I’ve admitted my defeat and have transcribed it below. Watch, read, or follow along.

The History of English in Ten Minutes

Chapter 1 Anglo-Saxon

The English language begins with the phrase ‘Up Yours Caesar!’ as the Romans leave Britain and a lot of Germanic tribes start flooding in, tribes such as the Angles and the Saxons – who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon, and the Jutes – who didn’t. The Romans left some very straight roads behind, but not much of their Latin language. The Anglo-Saxon vocab was much more useful as it was…

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