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History of the English Language Final
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in what is now Ukraine
where was proto-indo-european probably spoken?
before migration caused the language to split into different dialects and ultimately different languages, proto-germanic was spoken by people who probably lived
in what is now northern germany and southern denmark
proto-germanic used inflectional morphology on nouns to mark...
few case distinctions than prot-indo-europeans did
Proto-Indo-European and proto-germanic nouns were grouped into
3 gender categories
the stress patterns of proto-indo-european and proto-germanic...
differed in that PIE had FREE stress and PGme had FIXED stress
what is now england was part of the roman empire...
from about 50 AD to 410 AD
bulleting board changing to bulletin board is an example of
as a part of the GVS every long /o/ in the language changed to be pronounced as a long /u/, regardless of what other sounds it was adjacent to in a particular word. this sound change is an example of a...
comparative reconstruction of proto-languages depends primarily on...
finding regular sound correspondences in the words of related languages
when the angles, saxons, jutes, and frisians came to britain, the native britons...
either fled to celtic speaking regions like wales and brittany or quickly assimilated to the language of the invaders
when the angles, saxons, justes, and frisians came to britain, the different tribes...
each settled in different regions, creating the basis for present-day regional dialect variation in england
which of the following statements is TRUE about texts written by relatively uneducated writers?
historical linguists value such texts; they provide useful information about earlier stages of the language, especially concerning pronunciation
the sound changes
the adding/dropping/ and borrowing of words
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