- Jul 2011
Not even the Ancient Britons, for they spoke old Brythonic. English is an amalgamation of several languages including, Old Brythonic, Latin, Norse, French and Germanic dialects.
Is that why Shakespeare said "Thou" instead of "You", for example?The Angles and (Saxons) both came from Northern Germanic tribes around 450 AD, and pretty much established the England we know. A bit more than half the English language used today came from them.