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Origin of English Language

Among many languages in the world, English is as humble and obscure in its origin as any other language. It was brought by the German tribes who conquered the island in the 5th and 6th centuries, and its nearest relations are to be found among the humble dialects of a few islands on the German coast.

When the Anglo-Saxons came first to conquer Britain, they found the island inhabited by a more civilized people. The Celts in England had enjoyed the benefits of Roman government, and shared in the civilization of the Roman Empire. They spoke at least the Latin language, and if this invasion had never happened, the inhabitants would now be speaking a language descended from Latin, like French or Spanish or Italian.

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