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Old English 450-1150
French Influence after 1066
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Middle English 1150-1500
-eth and -est endings, double negatives, spelling according to french rules, beginning of standardised spelling - 1476 caxtons printing press, first english speaking king - Henry IV, great vowel shift
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Early Modern English 1500-1700
Borrowings and coinages from latin and greek - science, medicine and art, latin words considered superior. Poetic language of Shakespeare 1590-1612
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Modern English 1700-1900
Standardisation of meanings through dictionarys (Johnsons dictionary 1755), stable spellings, long s gone in 1700s, no more double negatives
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Late Modern English
Technical neologisms, political correctness, text messaging rise of ellipsis and elision, phonetic spelling and american influence, rise of estuary english
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-eth and -est endings, double negatives, spelling according to french rules, beginning of standardised spelling - 1476 caxtons printing press, first english speaking king - Henry IV, great vowel shift

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Middle English 1150-1500

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Borrowings and coinages from latin and greek - science, medicine and art, latin words considered superior. Poetic language of Shakespeare 1590-1612

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Standardisation of meanings through dictionarys (Johnsons dictionary 1755), stable spellings, long s gone in 1700s, no more double negatives

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Technical neologisms, political correctness, text messaging rise of ellipsis and elision, phonetic spelling and american influence, rise of estuary english

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