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    what origin has the english language?

    we know that english language is from the germanic branch of aryan languages. but where we can find the origins, i mean are the saxons father of english language? and is it originated from east europe or central asia?

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    Google 'English Language Origin' and you wll have a choice of articles from very short to academic.

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    It started with Saxon, then the Vikings invaded and the two languages mixed, then the Normans invaded, bringing French and Latin, and English was the result.

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrus311 View Post
    We know that the English language is from the Germanic branch of Aryan languages, but where we can find the origins? I mean are the Saxons the fathers of the English language? And is it originated does it originate from eastern Europe or central Asia?
    You have received two useful answers and you will (I hope) have noticed a pattern in them. We always capitalise the names of languages, countries, nationalities etc. We also use a capital letter at the beginning of every new sentence and we always capitalise the word "I".

    Please follow these patterns in future posts. Thank you.

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    Thank you 5jj. But when I ask a teacher it means I'm asking a teacher not google.
    But Thanks for your help.

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    Thanks Tdol.But what about scottish people? Are they celtic? Is their language related to English?
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    And emsr2d2! You are really a teacher!!!

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    Now I'm in hurry but later I will explain about the above mistakes.See you ...

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

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    Thanks Tdol.But what about scottish people? Are they celtic? Is their language related to English?
    All Scottish people speak English. Scottish Gaelic, which is a variant of Irish Gaelic, is spoken by a small minority of people in Scotland. People in much of Scotland, in common with the rest of Britain, spoke a form of the Welsh language before the invasion of the Saxons.

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    Re: what origin has the english language?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrus311 View Post
    Thank you 5jj. But when I ask a teacher it means I'm asking a teacher not google.
    The member here are happy to help with problems about the English language. We are not here to re-invent the wheel. For a question such as yours, google can provide access to a wealth of information for you to check what suits you best. If you find things in the articles that you don't understand, we can help with that.

    The Scottish, Irish and Welsh languages that bhaisahab mentioned are distantly related to English, in that all are members of the Indo-European family of languages. However, a person speaking only Gaelic or Welsh could not understand a person speaking only English, and vice versa. English and Gaelc/Welsh are as different as French and Russian.

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