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What is the purpose of language?
COMMUNICATION
express heritage
Why does Eng have more words than any other language?
Eng used to be Germanic lang. It shares much of its grammer and vocab w/ german & dutch lang. Then it was hugely influenced by french and latin. All of these words combined (w/ anglo-saxon too)
10 words w/ anglo-saxon origin
cot, ham***
What is your forgotten eng. word?
besom
what is besom?
a broom made of twigs tied around a stick
What is the origin of besom?
Old English, used to be besma