Old English Language

Development of Old English Language

The people of each of the different Anglo-Saxon kingdoms spoke a distinct dialect that developed over time and came to be known as Old English. So, we can say that the English language basically originated from German dialects. The four major dialects are:

  1. Northumbrian or North Dialect – The first dialect
  2. Merican dialect – The Language of Midlands
  3. Kentish dialect – The Language of South-East
  4. Alfred The Great – The Language of West Saxon

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SR Sarker
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