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English
English is a West Germanic language related to Dutch, Frisian and German with a significant amount of vocabulary from French, Latin, Greek and many other languages.

English evolved from the Germanic languages brought to Britain by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and other Germanic tribes, which are known collectively as Anglo-Saxon or Old English. Old English began to appear in writing during the early 8th century AD. Approximately 341 million people speak English as a native language and a further 267 million speak it as a second language in over 104 countries including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Denmark. Source: http://www.ethnologue.com English alphabet

Pronunciation The sounds represented here are those of British English spoken with an R.P. (Received Pronounciation) accent. Other varieties of English differ considerably in pronunciation, especially the vowels and diphthongs.

Recommended books about the English language Links Learn English in England, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Malta with Abroad Languages American English pronunciation http://eleaston.com/pronunciation/ Canadian English phonetics http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/Canadian/canphon2.html Australian English phonetics http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/ Estuary English (the English spoken in London, along the Thames estuary and in the southeast of England): http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/estuary/

Voices - a fascinating survey of the dialects and languages of the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/ Online English dictionaries http://dictionary.cambridge.org http://www.m-w.com http://dictionary.reference.com http://www.alphadictionary.com Sites about English dialects http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Books/FolkTalk/ (Yorkshire dialect) http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/dialect/ (Yorkshire dialect) http://www.jpb.co.uk/dialect/interactive/indexpage.htm (Furness dialect) http://ldsociety.com (Lancashire dialect) http://www.btinternet.com/~troubleatmill/speak.htm (Lancashire dialect) http://www.nyt.co.uk/lankytalk.htm (Lancashire dialect) http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5564/dialect.html http://www.evolpub.com/Americandialects/AmDialLnx.html (American dialects) http://www.boston-online.com/glossary.html (Boston) http://www.evolpub.com/Americandialects/EngDialLnx.html (various) English dialect 'translators' http://www.whoohoo.co.uk (Scouse, Geordie, Cockney, Brummie, etc.) http://www.stokeferry.com/visitor/broadnorfolk (Board Norfolk) http://www.geordie.org.uk (Geordie) http://www.topfun.co.uk/babelsheep (Cumbrian) http://www.tuco.de/home/jschef.htm (Swedish Chef) http://www.talklikeapirate.com/translator.htm (Pirate) http://www.aussietranslator.com/convert.php (Aussie) http://www.rednecktranslator.com/convert.php (Redneck) http://www.ghettotranslator.com/convert.php (Ghetto) http://www.shortbus.net/dialect.html (Valley Girl, Jive, Jethro, etc.) http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect (Redneck, Elmer Fudd, Pig Latin, etc.) http://www.pittsburghese.com (Pittsburghese) English Electronic talking dictionaries http://www.ectaco.com Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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