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LINGUIST List. Indian historical linguistics: Setting the record straight. IT IS rare that Johnson is compelled to respond to comments.

Indian historical linguistics: Setting the record straight

But my last post , about the fun parallels in the hybrid development of English and Dravidian languages, seems to have stirred the passions of our readers. Many of them commented, dismissing the post as (at best) misguided and (at worst) a piece of neocolonial rubbish. That is a shame. Studying the history of India’s languages can be immensely fascinating. The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes. Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history.

The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes

The Vikings gave us “give” and “take.” Shakespeare added another 2,000 words and expressions to the mix. The British Empire (see video above) then brought the evolving English language to new lands, creating new varieties of English worldwide. You Already Know a Little Arabic (PDF) Dash. "Dashed" redirects here.


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