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23 juin 2011 4 23 /06 /juin /2011 09:26

English words derive from many languages :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Origins_of_English_PieChart.svg/250px-Origins_of_English_PieChart.svg.png

Loads of words of French origins have entered the English language : as a result, so have a great number of Latin words. Most of French-originating words date from the centuries after the 1066 Norman Conquest  -since England got ruled by Norman-speaking administrations then.

Various surveys and studies have showed almost 30% of all English words have a French origin.

Click on the book below to access a list of French words/phrases used in English :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Open_book_nae_French_flag.png/120px-Open_book_nae_French_flag.png

You might get interested in Wikipedia's article on Anglicisation too :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Nuvola_United_Kingdom_flag.svg/120px-Nuvola_United_Kingdom_flag.svg.png

Anglicisation consists of "converting verbal or written elements of any other language into a form that is more comprehensible to an English speaker". More generally, anglicising is "altering words or phrases" so that they "become English (in form or character)".

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