An old conversation about the history of English

short conversation

Overview: In this post, we will take a look at an old conversation about the History of the English language and how did it actually come out to be the most spoken language in the world with over a million people using it to have a conversation and for many things.

Let us head on straight to the old conversation and know about the History of the English language,

Person 1: Hey, have you ever wondered that we and many people like us speak in the English language and communicate daily and do everything in the English language like business talks, trade, etc.

Person 2: Yes, isn’t it amazing?

Person 1: yeah, it is amazing but I wonder what could the History of the English language have been like?

Person 2: Actually, even I was curious to know more about this and who actually started using the English language and how did it come into effect.

Person 1: Ohh, please do tell me. I am equally excited now!
Person 2: First thing to remember is that the English language actually began with the arrival of 3 Germanic tribes called the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes.

Person 1: Okay.

Person 2: Next thing to remember is that the Angles came from Englaland and their language was called Englisc from which the words ‘England’ and ‘English’ have been derived.

Person 1: ooh, that is interesting to know.

Person 2: Yeah, there are 3 types of English if we look from the context of the History of English and they are Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. There is one more type which is late modern English.

Person 1: So, what is the difference between early modern English and late modern English.

Person 2: It is just the difference of vocabulary and nothing else.

Person 1: Okay, I understand.

Person 2: yes, then comes varieties of English, and today, American English is particularly influential because of the dominance of cinema, TV, popular music, trade, technology, and the internet.

Person 1: Then what about American English and British English?

Person 2: They are the varieties of English. And surprisingly, there is more to it like Australian English, New Zealand English, Canadian English, South African English, Indian English, and Caribbean English.

Person 1: Ohh, now I know! It was good to have this knowledge about the History of English as it is interesting and exciting at the same point.

Person 2: Yeah, even I was surprised to know about this when I learned about the same.

GLOSSARY

Prepositions: Prepositions depict the relationship between other words in a sentence. Some common prepositions are at, before, by, down, from, in, into, near, of, off, on, to. Prepositions can also be called connectors because they relate one word to another in a sentence.