Modern English does not have a great history

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To say Modern English does not have a great history, would be like saying the Pope isn’t really a Catholic. It’s ludicrous and in addition, it has got a future to match. The English language has been chewed up and spat out numerous times over the past millennium and it is Modern English that is the product of several wars and near-death experiences and a collection of lingual geniuses. In saying that, Modern English is and always will be ever-changing. It has to evolve and adapt to the needs of its users. If English hadn’t changed since 1950, we would not have words to refer to things like mobile phones or iPods or LCD-screens. As long as the needs of language users continue to change, so will the language. Unlike its antecedent phases, English Language’s rapid changes came to a very slow crawl in Modern English. The Great Vowel Shift was virtually over and the language was in a state of some sort of stability. Modern English began in England around the mid-late 1600’s, which is also around the time of the great playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Other regions around the world also adopted English, but not specifically as their native language. These regions include the United States, India, parts of Asia and Africa that were colonized by Great Britain, and also eventually Australia. Major changes included phonological changes (especially after English was introduced in America) and syntactical changes such as the use of auxiliary verbs in interrogative sentences. The creation and use of dictionaries also was a major change in Modern English as its previous period, Early Modern English. England was the first to print dictionaries in the mid 1700’s and America followed suit in the early-mid 1880’s. Early Modern English did not have uniform spelling, and the release of the dictionaries brought a sense of closure on the way words should be spelt. Public
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