Men and women during the times of the Reformation gave their lives so that we could read the Bible in our native tongue! But how did this “native tongue” of ours, that we call English, come to be? This book is a fun and enlightening view of English history, through the lens of the major language “invasions” which affected it, and how they changed the shape and form of English.
More than a history of the English language, this is a highly entertaining and educational celebration of the delights of English. Woven into this history are the stories of several key English authors, whose prose and poetry have influenced the development of English. Learn how words morph and mutate, how grammar shifts and simplifies, and with some zany word histories thrown in, get a fresh look at English altogether!
Also you’ll learn why the English Bible had an unparalleled impact on the development of our language.