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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:54:25 -0500
Despite Wikipedia the English language was spoken in Britain long 
before anyone landed from foreign shores.  It was subsequently 
expanded by adopting words from other languages -  a characteristic 
probably unique until the age of computers.  Notice how Wikiwhatsit 
describes it

English is a 
<>West Germanic 
language originating in <>England 
and is the <>first language

The phrase " originating in 
<>England " is VERY significant 
(and contradictory).  English contains Indian, Chinese, and all sorts 
words from other god, even Australian !! "Public 
School (or BBC) English" came about because of King George's lack of 
good English and the court had to speak clearly and annunciate.

At 06:56 PM 1/7/2009, David Breneman wrote:
>Just remember, folks, that English started out as a
>German dialect, and was subsequently polluted with
>French by the nobility.  That's why all the words
>used by commoners are still German, and the words
>used by royalty are French.
>House = Haus which is German
>Palace = Palais which is French
>Swine = Schwein which is German
>Beef = Boeuf which is French
>Boat = Boot which is German
>Yacht = Yacht which is French.
>David Breneman
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