Say What?: The Weird and Mysterious Journey of the English by Gena K. Gorrell

By Gena K. Gorrell

Greater than one million phrases, bizarre spellings, phrases which are spelled an identical yet stated in a different way or vice versa. the place in the world did the English language come from? the answer's that English isn't simply the speech of 1 country. It's the reminiscence of hundreds of thousands of years of background. It tracks the areas humans got here from, the areas they went, the adventures that they had, the buddies and enemies they made, the battles they received and lost.

As English replaced and grew, it turned a jumble of sounds, phrases, and principles from numerous languages and international locations. And it's nonetheless altering and growing to be on a daily basis. greater than seventy percentage of all English phrases have been born somewhere except England. That's why English should be so complicated and inconsistent. And that's why English is the richest, so much overseas, and such a lot flexible language on the earth.

This leading edge ebook takes us on a trip via time to resolve and demystify the tale of English. observe video games, fascinating evidence, and tough quizzes upload a component of enjoyable whereas enriching readers' wisdom and figuring out.

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