How did English get to England (4) English – two languages in one

In the last two articles I showed how English is both a Teutonic (Germanic) language and a Romance (French) language. Let’s see what that means.

Not only will you find lots of German and French words in the language

But for many words in English Germanic, there will also be an English word that uses the French equivalent. Here are some examples –

So, if you can speak English you are well placed to be able to learn any of the European languages (and Afrikaans) simply because you will frequently find connections between a word in your new language and a word in English.



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