The History Of English In 10 Minutes. Did you know that Shakespeare alone contributed more than 2000 new words to the English language? How about that the words cow, sheep and swine, come from English farmers while their culinary versions, beef, mutton and pork, come from French? With its many borrowed and newly invented words, the English language is one that continues to adapt to a changing world.
This witty 10 minute animation (in 10 parts) looks at some of the diverse history surrounding the popular language. Languages of Europe. Not to be confused with Indo-European languages.
Map of major European languages Most of the languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family. This family is divided into a number of branches, including Romance, Germanic, Baltic, Slavic, Albanian, Celtic, Armenian and Hellenic (Greek).