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The Oldest Language

The Oldest Language

What Is The Oldest Language? By oldest, I mean out of the thousands of languages spoken around the world today, which one has been spoken for the longest time? This is a minefield of a topic and most linguists I Read more…


VIKING INFLUENCE on the English Language!

VIKING INFLUENCE on the English Language!

Hello everyone, welcome to the Langfocus Channel and my name is Paul. Today we’re going to go back in time and talk about an important influence on the English language, the influence of the Vikings and their language Old Norse. Read more…


Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

When we talk about English, we often think of it as a single language but what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? And Read more…


University of Toronto: The Dictionary of Old English

Not really! (laughs) I’m Robert Getz and I’m a Drafting Editor at the Dictionary of Old English. My name is Steven Pelle and on the drafting editor at The Dictionary of English Well what we’re doing is writing a dictionary Read more…


Is English Really a Germanic Language?

Is English Really a Germanic Language?

If you want to learn to speak a language authentically, Italki is a great way to meet native speakers for language exchange or one-on-one lessons. Buy one lesson and get one free, click the link in the description. Hello everyone. Read more…