https://www.duolingo.com/Belboz99

A video on the linguistic history of English...

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Hey all,

I'd been looking around for something like this for a while, it helped me understand the relationship between English, German, and the Romance language much better.

Hopefully it can help out others as well in piecing together why some words sound similar among the languages and others don't.

http://youtu.be/DlercYYY_VA

The poster is a whole virtual course on linguistics, it looks rather well done.

Peace, Dan O.

July 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Zolfe76

Hi,

Thanks for the link, but I get an error when trying to open it in youtube. Could you check it?

Thanks, P

July 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Belboz99
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Looks like I copied the https (secure http) URL, here's a more standard link: http://youtu.be/DlercYYY_VA

July 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zolfe76

Thanks! Yes, it's a fascinating subject, and they do a whole series of 'e-lectures' that look very interesting. P

July 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark2020
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Interesting. I like stuff like that.

July 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sigridhr

Really interesting! Thank you very much for sharing.

July 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MelsWolf

Thank you very much, very interesting!

July 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/McLabraid

and not a single mention of Shakespeare

July 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Belboz99
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I think that's more in the followup, the ME period and how English managed to survive 300 years of French dominance in England and grow to become a major language. Short-story, standardization from the printing press, great literary works (Canterbury Tales, Shakespeare, Etc), the translation of the Bible, and the spread of these things by ship to the colonies and other global trading partners.

July 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

This is a neat one too: http://youtu.be/rexKqvgPVuA

July 29, 2013
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