Anglish - What if English Were 100% Germanic? Here's a little video about a something that caught my interest recently: Anglish, a new "pure" Germanic variety of English with all of its non-Germanic vocabulary removed and replaced by Germanic words. Anglish isn't a big movement as far as I know, but it's interesting! Learn more about it at http://anglish.wikia.com
English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. There are some old words, however, that are nearly obsolete, but we still recognize because they were lucky enough to get stuck in set phrases that have lasted across the centuries. Here are 12 lucky words that survived by getting fossilized in idioms.
Is English Really a Germanic Language? Today we delve into the history of the English language and look at the Germanic, Romance, and other influences that have shaped the Modern English of today. @4:39 to 4:50 there's an error: the text should say "Middle English" not "Modern English". Both are true, but at that moment I'm talking about the changes from OE to Middle English.
What's your language level? A guide for self-assessment, based on the European Framework of Reference for Languages, by Via Optimae, the fun way to learn Italian http://www.viaoptimae.com/2014/10/how-to-teach-yourself-italian-step-02.html