26 December 2013

English ~ Birthing of our Global Common Lingo!

Beautiful historical reflection on emergence of English language!
  1. Birth of a Language
  2. English Goes Underground
  3. The Battle for the Language of the Bible
  4. This Earth, This Realm, This England
  5. English in America
  6. Speaking Proper
  7. The Language of Empire
  8. Many Tongues Called English, One World Language
I'm particularly amused by the influence of America on English... And here's one final bonus nugget -- a compare and contrast of Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation versus contemporary English!

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