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What are some things that influence language change?
______away from parent launguage groups.
Migrating
it starts with a M
When happened when English came in conatct with other languages?
language changed
you dont need a hint for this!
Where do linguists believe Indo-European speaking came from?
the steppes of asia
kinda like a stair/ step.
Where did the nomadic people of Asia migrate to?
south-persia, india
west- europe
south and west. what areas?
Early Britins, non-indo european spaekers with no written language built what?
Stinehedge
starts with an "s"
The Celts were seperated into 3 groups. The Picts, Scots and Welsh. Where did each group come from?
Picts-Scotland
Scots-Ireland
Welsh-Wales
not exactly what you'd expect.
The Celtics had little inflence on English, but one example of their influence is shown wheere?
In the place names of Britain.
my name is julia
Jjulius Ceaser invaded in what year?
54 BCE
Who built a wall as protection against Julious Cearser?
the Hadrian's
H
What written language and culture were brought over and adopted by the Brit's when Julious Ceasar invaded?
Latin (Roman)
its a dead language
Where did England get its name?
ANgleland from the Angle-Saxons
WHat year did the Roman Empire collapse?
409 AD
4...
What were the three main groups of angle-saxon invaders?
angles, saxons,and jutes
asj
What was the key literature in Old English?
Beowulf
IN Beowulf, the warrior was from ______ and fought the gragon ________.
Danes, Grendel
D, G
The Christian missionaries spoke what languges?
Celtic and Latin
theres 2
What happened in 787-1042 CE?
There was Viking invasions.
V
Where did the vikings invade? and from where?
britain, scandanaia
bs!
What 2 languages did the Vikings bring with them?
Early Danish and Norwegian
dn
what sound did the Vikings introguce to the english language?
the "sk" sound. ex: skirt, skin
ski
The Norman conquest in 1066 CE brought over launguages in what launguage family?
Italic
I
The Norman's invaded Britain from where, when, and under whom?
France, 1066, William the conqueror
willie!
what languages did the norman's bring?
French and Latin
f, L
What legend originates Middle English?
Robin Hood
Rob
What language became dominant in the upper class circles and 40% of our words come from or come through?
French
f
The invention of what led to increased literacy?
the printing press
no hint!
Who was the key writer of middle english?
geoffrey chacer
canterbury
stench meant what in french?
aroma