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.History of the English Language Test #2
Terms in this set (27)
Rune system used by Anglo-Saxons for writing before wholesale adoption of Latin alphabet
weird looking "p" that comes from the old English/old Norse alphabet (makes the "f" sound)
a sound that makes a meaning difference (/s/, /f/)
the sounds that represent a single phoneme (/s/= [s] [z])
the voiced or voiceless sounds that a letter makes
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
the subject of the sentence
when a sentence contains more than one negative
indicate past/past participle by ablaut (changing a vowel)
indicate past/past participle with a suffix
the alteration of vowels to change the meaning of a word
relating to or denoting a mood of verbs expressing what is imagined, wished, or possible
invaders of europe that came from scandinavia (Danes and Norse)
the territory ruled by the Danes that was won in a treaty between Alfred and the Danes
the leading Saxon kingdom in England and was not invaded by vikings because King Alfred the Great stopped them
a region in northwestern france where the spoke old norse, and then the language shifted to french
a family or community changes over time primarily speaking one language to primarily speaking another
not a real language; a simplified communication system used between adults who don't share a common language and won't learn
a real language; developed when children use input of a pidgin as a source for their first language acquisition, making it more complex and regular
when was the first Germanic invasion on Britain?
when were the first viking raids?
when was the Danelaw established?
when did England become unified?
the mid 900s (under heirs of Alfred)
when was the norman invastion?
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