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  • Language Change By Lesley Afriyie
    • Anglo-Saxons Era
      • 450 AD-house,women,loaf,warewolf-used as every day usage words.
        • Anglo Saxon Chronicle pointed out that they had no reason to abandon their own tongue.
          • English was seen as a different language therefore was in danger
    • Latin from the Christian Missionaries
      • Many words created was related to Christainity
      • 597 AD-Word such as- Marat,Bishop,Font,Foundation
      • Latin had an influence on the the Old English Lords Prayer
        • 'heofonum'-heaven.'eorgan'-earth.'forgyfag'-forgive.
    • 800 AD Norse from the Vikings
      • Influenced through words that described their actions
      • Drag,Die,Thrust,Ransack.Take
      • Had an influence on the Lords prayer through middle English
        • 'heuenes'-heaven. 'temptaction'-tempatiton'
          • Influenced french lexis
          • Shows that through the French language U and V are shown to be interchangeable
            • In 1994,the French government passed a law prohibiting the use of English words were good French equivalents existed
    • Shakespeare era
      • eyeball. bible . puppy. dauntless
        • Idioms- Flesh and Blood-Relations/Relatives. Good Riddance-Go away. To get your money worth-Make sure you paying for what its worth
    • Influences from other countries
      • Circulation from the 1500-1871
        • English feeds from other languages
          • Russia-'khobbi'(hobby).'lider'(lesder).'spiker'(speaker)
            • Japan-'rabia intenshibu' (labour intensive). 'konpyu-ta'(computer). 'kissu' (kiss)
              • Australia- boomerang,walkabout and nugget
                • Africa- Voodo and Zombie
                  • India- Status,Cummerbund,Bungerlo Yoga
    • Language is a constant state of variation
      • By gaining currency often at the expenses of other feature
    • Change of language has its own roots
      • Linguists distinguish mechanisms of change from the causes of the actual change
        • Contemporary English is no better than Shakespeare English


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