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.
The English language has its roots in Anglo-Saxon, old French, old German and Latin.
Modern English is the language that Shakespeare wrote in, and is not very different from our English. However, Old English is the language of Beowulf, and is very different from our English.
Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, is a Germanic language, specifically West Germanic. It is closely related to Old Frisian.
of comes from Old English
The English language is a descendant of the original language Old English. Through trade and war, mostly, English was spread quickly though out England and beyond.
'-old' is not an English language suffix.But -oid is an English language suffix, and means 'resembling', such as rhomboid, which means resembling a rhombus.
Pear grew up in the English language. It is the modern form of the Old English word peru.
Gerald croft has old English Gerald croft has old English
The English language was based off Germanic languages (from the Anglo-Saxons mainly) and the French language.
yete ged dg
Old English/Middle-English/Early Modern English/Modern English
The Scots language has its basis in Old English (or "Inglis", as the Scottish people called it at the time). A number of pidgins and creoles also have their basis in English, but Scots is recognised as a separate language.
The English language developed within Britain, hence the name "English language". Old English is a relative of the other old Germanic languages, such as Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian and Old German. After the Normans invaded England in 1066, Old English effectively died and transitioned into Middle English, which is more closely related to Modern English but is different enough not to be mutually intelligible. By the 1500s, Middle English had ended and gave way to Early Modern English, the language of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare, and is, for all intents and purposes, the same language as that which we speak and write today, but with a few variations. Modern English is the current variation of a language which first came into existence in the first millennium. It is important to note, however, that Old English, Middle English and Modern English are each three, distinct languages. Old English and Middle English are dead languages, succeeded by Modern English. Middle and Modern English have been heavily influenced by Norman French as it was the state language of England under the reign of the Normans.Basically, the Angles, Saxons and Jutes brought the earliest forms of English to England from West and North Germany; the language was influenced by the Norman language, becoming Middle English; the Great Vowel Shift of the 15th century transitioned the language into Modern English.
English and or old british
The English language is the result of the merging of the Germanic Anglo-Saxon language (also called Old English) with the Norman French language, a romance language, in the centuries following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 AD.
Old French. But THEY borrowed it from Latin. From Greek to Latin to French to English
Old English. That is NOT the language of "thy" and "thee" but rather a totally different language, predecessor of modern English, almost unrecognizable to our modern ears.