The Evolution and Global Dominance of the English Language

TLDR The English language evolved from Old English, influenced by Latin and Norman French, to become the global language it is today. It continues to evolve and influence other languages, with no correct accent or gendered nouns, but its hodgepodge nature can lead to inconsistencies.

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00:00 The Vikings created Old English, which eventually evolved into the English language spoken worldwide today.
02:24 English is a Germanic language that originated from the migration of Nordic tribes to England, and later evolved into Old English with some Latin influence, but underwent a significant change with the Norman invasion in 1066, when Old French became the language of the English court.
04:24 English evolved into Middle English, heavily influenced by Latin-based words from the Norman conquest, and eventually became the language of the upper classes before transitioning into Early Modern English, the language of Shakespeare.
06:16 English became a global language during the time of the British Empire, and its dominance continued with the rise of the United States and the advent of electronic communication and mass media.
07:58 English is the widest spoken language in the world, with more speakers than Mandarin, and it is the working language in many international organizations and research stations in Antarctica.
09:52 English is an organic language that continues to evolve and influence other languages, resulting in hybrid Englishes around the world, while also incorporating words and phrases from other languages into English; it is a forgiving language with no correct accent, simplified versions, and no gendered nouns, but its hodgepodge nature can lead to inconsistencies and nonsensical aspects.
11:45 English is expected to continue growing in the number of speakers, particularly in countries like India and China, and may eventually give rise to a new language based on English.
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