English, a West Germanic language in the Indo-European language family, has gone through three main periods in its history: Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Its roots are Germanic, but it has been heavily ... More »

Modern English originated as a Germanic language during the early middle ages, gradually evolving over the centuries with the introduction of elements of Norse, French, Latin, Scottish and other languages. The earliest r... More »

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