The history of the English Language: 1066 is the most important date in the history of English. Why does English have a “double vocabulary system”? Why do some words feel casual, while others feel formal? Why is English spelling so confusing? The answers to those questions is found in the year 1066. In that year, two battles determined the fate of the English language.
Learn about this important year in English language history in this video.
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