German Language History

June 25, 2007 · Posted in history, language · Comment 

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language and one of the world’s major languages. German is also closely related to English and Dutch. Like all languages, it has undergone a number of changes throughout history. The main phases are called Old High German (Althochdeutsch, AHD), Middle High German (Mittelhochdeutsch, MHD), and New High German (Neuhochdeutsch, NHD).    Read Full Article

The English Language

June 25, 2007 · Posted in history, language · Comment 

450–1100 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) – The language of Beowulf. 1100–1500 Middle English – The language of Chaucer. 1500–1650 Early Modern English (or Renaissance English) – The language of Shakespeare. 1650–present Modern English (or Present-Day English) – The language as spoken today. Read Full Article