• Surprises in the Ancestry of Old English

  • By: John McWhorter
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Miscellaneous
  • Release date: 03-02-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Great Courses
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Trace the evidence that English derives from a language that was incompletely learned by invaders of northern Europe more than 2,000 years ago. Where were these people from? An analysis of sound changes in their language, Proto-Germanic, leads to an intriguing hypothesis.
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