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 Archaism
Their deliberate use can be subdivided into literary archaisms, which seeks to evoke the style of older speech and writing; and lexical archaisms, the use of words no longer in common use.
In English, one sure indicator of a deliberately archaic style is the contemporary use of the second person singular pronoun thou and its related case and verb forms.
Archaic syntax is also typically found in these ritual and legal contexts.
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 List of archaic English words and their modern equivalents: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The following is a list of words and spellings which are now considered archaic or obsolescent for one reason or another within the current conception of the English language.
Given both the rapidity of change in modern English and the number of versions espoused by various nations and cultures, it should be strongly borne in mind that dates are approximate and intimations of obsolescence may be localised.
The impact of dictionaries should not be underestimated in respect of the definition of obsolescent or archaic forms.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/English language
English was spread to many parts of the world through the expansion of the British Empire, but it did not acquire a lingua franca status in other parts of the world until the late 20th century.
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to southeastern Great Britain in the 5th century AD by Germanic settlers from various parts of northwest Germany (Saxons, Angles) as well as Denmark (Jutes).
English as a lingua franca for Europe is a new variant of the English language created to become the common language in Europe, spoken in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
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 Wikinfo | English language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
English is probably the third or fourth most popular world language in numbers of native speakers (322,000,000 in 1999), but the most popular second and learning language in the world.
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes that invaded Britain during late antiquity and the Dark Ages (it is arguable that the Danish contribution occurred as late as the early Middle Ages), although it received outside influences until much later.
English orthography is historical, not phonological orthography and diverges considerably from the spoken language.
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 English language
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (Vikings).
With this, English demonstrated its greatest strengths: to make vocabularies of other languages its own, and to accomodate bastardization and grammatically incorrect usage (as epitomized by Pig Latin and various slang).
Almost without exception, Germanic words (which include all the basics such as pronouns and conjunctionss) are shorter, and more informal.
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 ipedia.com: English language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes.
A large number of French words were assimilated into Old English, which also lost most of its inflections, the result being Middle English.
Modern English, the language described by this article, began its rise around the time of William Shakespeare and its grammar has been essentially the same since that time, with the most important changes being in the large increase of vocabulary.
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 Archaic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Archaic" is a generic adjective that can refer to several things from the past.
The Archaic period in ancient Egypt is more commonly called the Early Dynastic Period.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
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 Lorem Ipsum - English Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the
List of English words of Native American origin.
dramatic performances to indicate that a certain normally unstressed syllable in a word should be stressed for dramatic effect, or to keep with the meter of the poetry.
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 Wikinfo | Archaism
Ironically, the word thou fell out of English speech because it was thought abruptly colloquial, like French tu; see, T-V distinction.
"Thou" is now seen in current English usage only in literature that deliberately seeks to evoke an older style, though there are also some still-read older works that use thou, especially religious texts like the King James Bible.
Some may count as inherently funny words and are used for humorous effect.
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 English language : QuicklyFind Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
English spread worldwide with the rise of British colonialism, from the British Isles to Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere.
These varieties may, in most cases do, contain several subvarieties, such as Cockney within British English, Newfoundland English within Canadian English and African American Vernacular English within American English.
Due to its wide use as a second language, English is spoken with many different accents, which may identify the speaker's native language.
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 cars - English language
As such, it has bred a variety of English dialects and English-based creoles and pidgins.
Due to English's wide use as a second language, English speakers can have many different accents, which may identify the speaker's native dialect or language.
Diagram of English vowels arranged in the vowel space
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 List of archaic English words and their modern equivalents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up Archaic terms in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
fishmonger, ironmonger and warmonger are among the surviving words ending in -monger
Used in 1860s, "over the brush" still used in British English, c.f.
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 archaic english information.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 archaic words information.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aren't archaic words in the KJV in need of updating?
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Are The Words of The KJB Archaic and/or Obsolete?
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