— [https://goo.gl/1y7kq3] A look at_______________________the first inscription found in a Germanic language and the vocabulary of the early Germanic tribes.

:: RT: Early Germanic Words ▶ https://goo.gl/vdQd4P ◀ The impact of Grimm’s Law on the early Germanic language is examined. By definition, the ‘Germanic’ tribes were those who spoke Germanic languages. So technically speaking, all of the Germanic tribes spoke a Germanic language. Of course, there were other people who spoke non-Germanic languages as well. Some of those people spoke Celtic languages, and some probably spoke languages that have long-since disappeared. | #English #Language #EnglishHistory #OldEnglish #Podcast #History #GermanicWords

We cannot understand what a language is until we know its history. More than for most subjects, history is the key to language, because the very fabric of a language – its vocabulary, its grammar, its spelling, and so on – is a living record of its past. From the middle of the fifth century (450AD) and for the next 100 years or so waves of migrating tribes from beyond the North Sea brought their Germanic dialects to Britain. These tribes are traditionally identified as Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

English is said to be a Germanic language, but why is it that more than half of its words are of Latin or Romance origin? Why do we sometimes have a wide choice of words to express more or less the same thing? And what is to blame for the chaotic English spelling? We can point to some crucial events, such as the coming of Christianity or the Norman invasion, and study texts from these and other periods to find a pattern in the weave of the language. So where do we begin? Long before any Roman legions sailed across what we now know as the Straits of Dover, the British Isles were inhabited by various Celtic tribes.

Early Germanic Literature and Culture by Brian Murdoch and Malcolm Read


MP3 — «The History of the English Language» :: Early Germanic Words.


"Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages" by Orrin W. Robinson, PDF ::

Old English and Its Closest Relatives, PDF - Official Website - BenjaminMadeira

"The Adventure of English" is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English language presented by Melvyn Bragg. The series ran in 2003. "Birth of a Language", "English Goes Underground", "The Battle for the Language of the Bible", This Earth, This Realm, This England", "English in America", "Speaking Proper", "The Language of Empire", "Many Tongues Called English, One World Language" ::

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