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The History of English Language can be traced from 7th century AD, When Christian missionaries introduced the Latin alphabet to transcribe the Old English dialects, collectively known as Anglo-Saxon. Anglo-Saxon was a language with a relatively large amount of inflection (change in the form of a word to indicate tense, number and soon, as in Sound, Sounding, Sounded). Language with many inflectional ending are called inflected language, one such language Latin which has six form for each tense of a verb; for (amo,amas,amat,amamus,amaits,amant) are the present tense form (first, second and third person singular and plural) of the Verb “to love”. Among Modern Language German is a highly inflected language, whereas English is not.
Much was lost between 1000 and 1200, during transition from Old to Middle-English. During his period many word of French origin were introduced into the language as a result of the Norman conquest. The early Modern English period dates from 16th century. The spelling then adopted was a reflection of contemporary pronunciation. Most of the irregularities of the English Spelling system today can be explained by change in the pronunciation since then.


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