What two languages make up English?
So, English is made of Old English, Danish, Norse, and French, and has been changed by Latin, Greek, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Dutch and Spanish, and some words from other languages. English grammar has also changed, becoming simpler and less Germanic.
How is the development of the English language divided?
The history of the English language has traditionally been divided into three main periods: Old English (450-1100 AD), Middle English (1100-circa 1500 AD) and Modern English (since 1500). Over the centuries, the English language has been influenced by a number of other languages.
What makes English different from other languages?
Spelling and pronunciation: harder. English has a lot of different vowel sounds—Spanish, for instance, has five; English, depending on dialect, has at least twelve. And English does not use the accents and other markers that many other languages use to differentiate how letters should be pronounced.
Why is English so unique?
English has more phonemes than many languages, with around 44, depending on which variety of English you speak. It has an unusually large set of vowel sounds—there are around 11. According to WALS, most spoken languages only have between five to six vowel sounds.
Which is the oldest language of Dravidians?
Is Telugu older than Kannada?
Kannada became a written language ahead of Telugu. Both Kannada and Telugu produced poetry during the eighth century. Full-fledged literary works in Kannada appeared in the ninth century, two centuries before they became available in Telugu. The earliest known Telugu inscriptions date to the 6th century CE.
Who is Dravidian God?
The most popular deity is Murugan, he is known as the patron god of the Tamils and is also called Tamil Kadavul (Tamil God). In Tamil tradition, Murugan is the youngest son and Pillayar the oldest son of Sivan, this differs from the North Indian tradition, which represents Murugan as the oldest son.