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Etymology - the origin of words

The English language is a rich and varied language that has been influenced by many other foreign languages. From Ancient Greek to Latin, Arabic, Hindi, French, German and many other influences, the English language is constantly evolving and changing with new influences (neologisms). 


Watch the videos below to learn about all the different influences on the language you speak.

How Did Greek Influence English?

How did Greek influence English? This video explores the answer to that question, with lots of examples.

Viking influence on the English language

The Vikings have left a huge impact in the English language. Modern English has been influenced by Old Norse: the language of the Vikings.

8 Latin words or expressions used every day in English


In this lesson I'm listing to you the most common English words that come from Arabic.


BRITISH vs. AMERICAN English: 100+ Differences Illustrated

American English is the form of English used in the United States. British English is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.

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