As a true lover of languages, I want to share with you a set of ten Animated videos that explain (in layman's terms) the history of the English language. From when the Anglo and Saxon tribes invaded what is now the UK to modern Internet English- these videos do a good job of explaining the history and evolution of the language.
The piece was created by The Open University, a distance learning school out of the UK.
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.