*Romans called English people= "__________"
*Lots of Romans died
Germanic tribes include:
Synthetic Language: word order doesn't matter, subject/objects based on inflections
-Known as Anglo- Saxon Chronicle
Danes had no one to succeed them
Edward dies-- no heirs
related through father's bloodline
French-born kind- bloodline to William
" the Lionheart"
Held everyone accountable under the law
Wife's family comes to court from France evolves language.
** France Flourishes
France was highly respected
- thought of as a "sophisticated language
- the upper class used french & courts
Analytic Language: Word order matters, prepositions used.