The English As A West Germanic Language Essays

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The English was a West Germanic language which was brought to the Britain. “English was originally the language of England, but through the historical efforts of the British Empire it has become the primary or secondary language of many former British colonies such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and India." England ruled over 100 countries and English was given to many of those countries. British people never learned the languages of those countries, they gave the English language to those countries and that is why most countries in the world use English language such as India. According to the article “The Importance of English”, “The historical circumstances of India (having been ruled by the British for over two centuries) have given the Indians an easy access to mastering English language, and innumerable opportunities for advancement in the field of science and technology. Many Indians have become so skilled in English language and have won many international awards for creative and comparative literatures during the last few years.”
This shows the importance of the English language. English took many words from different languages such as mother, it was taken from Sanskrit language so it is the variety of all languages.
Now it has become the global language all over the world due to academics. In academics, there is only one language common in the academy, named English. For example, if a person does not know English and want to come to America in order to…

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