The closest ancestor of the English language is West Germanic.

English-without whose contribution the world may get a strong struck now, and which is spoken by a half part of this world as an official or a second or a mother tongue today- was found as an ancient language spoken by people who lived in England- the Europe continent - in 6th to 7th century. 

People who were much sportive in discovering lands were migrating from Europe 8th century onwards gradually to various places towards all directions. Language (English) too followed them.

 

America, South Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are the lands people migrated from Europe with English language for political, social, racial reasons, and mingled with their origins.

 

In fact, English does not have as a concrete history as some Asian languages have.

After 12th century, English turned to a prosperous path because many poets from various parts extended their hands to decorate English.

 

United States of America and Canada polished English based on their culture though many of them had come from Europe in 1600’s. They showed their richness in slang and pronunciation. They forwarded to mingle with folk languages spoken in North American continent that is why many words used by Americans now do not exist in British, even though many words were added in the British English dictionary.

 

England and unites states of America needed a place to poke the convicts who were sentenced for various misdemeanours; they looked at Australia and putting in them there, and they fused with origins of Australia. Therefore, English itself spread over Australia as well as New Zealand. English was shaped and de-burred in 17th century here.

 

South Africa waited with gold mines for English people indeed. English men only knew to get gold from gold mine. They processed and flagged on. English is inclined also there as a first tongue though some regional languages were spoken widely there.

 

THE COUNTRIES SPEAK ENGLISH AS A MOTHER TONGUE ARE ENGLAND, U.S.A., IRELAND, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA and some small states in Europe and u.s.a’s colonies.

       

       CLASSIFICATIONS OF ENGLISH

BRITISH ENGLISH-Spoken in England and her colonies

IRISH ENGLISH-Spoken in Ireland

AMERICAN ENGLISH-Spoken in United States of America and her colonies

AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH-Spoken in Australia, New Zealand and surroundings

NEW ZEALANDERS ENGLISH-Spoken in New Zealand and Australia and surroundings

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH-Spoken in South Africa and surroundings

NEUTRAL ENGLISH-Spoken over all parts in the world

 

 

Although English is spoken now by a billion of people officially, it is spoken as a mother tongue by only a few countries as seen above. However, though many countries having extreme dislike on English speaking countries, it is unavoidable to paste English language into their instruments to move together with the world.

 

In Asia, almost all the countries having English as a second language and transferring Ideas with each other as several regional languages are spoken.

English has been lent words, dialects by many Asian languages like Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi and some south East Asian languages besides Greek, Latin, French, Spanish and Germanic.

 

A large amount of words have been modified into English from those languages and recognised now as English words. However the parent pattern of English is Germanic.

As English has been modified, it is looking colourful and systematic; easy to speak; any dialects spoken at any language can be transmitted rhythmically; grammar parts are regular and have a sequence.

 

It does not have much informal structures as other languages have both formal and informal widely, so speaker need not be under confusion to handle her whether in formal or informal.

 If a non-native speaker of English is good in his mother tongue,-whatever it may be-, he can speak English fluently, but the great need is, creativeness.

 

AUTHOR                                           ------------------------------------------

V.MAHENDIRAN

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mahendiranv@yahoo.co.in

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