How old is the English language?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The English language is about 1500-2000 years old. Modern English is somewhere between 300 and 400 years old--Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English.
2 people found this useful

Which is old language Tamil or English?

No hard to answer! English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain by Germanic invaders from various part

What type of language is old English?

It is a West Germanic language and is closely related to Old Frisian. It also experienced heavy influence from Old Norse, a member of the related North Germanic group of langu

Old English is a language?

Old English is an early form of English spoken and written by the Anglo Saxons. Read more in the related link.

Where did old English language start?

The short answer is: England. Languages have been evolving and borrowing elements from each other for thousands of years. Tribes from what are present-day Germany, Denmark, a

How old is the English Language spoken in US?

Modern English has been around since approximately 1400, long before the English language arrived in North America.

When was the old English Language started?

Before the Roman Empire conquered England, the English people spoke a Celtic Language. That language remained but sprinkled with Latin while Rome ruled. Rome withdrew its legi

Is old English a dead language?

Old English is no longer spoken, so yes, it is a dead language. Itmerged with the Old French that the Normans brought to form MiddleEnglish, which in turn developed in to Mode

How old is the modern English language?

Modern English is the form of the English language spoken since the Great Vowel Shift in England, completed in roughly 1550. With some differences in vocabulary, texts fr

Which languages inspired the old English language?

"Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain by Germanic invaders and/or settlers from various parts of what is now northwest Germany and the Netherlands. Initially, old English