Great Soviet Encyclopedia

English has its origins in the language of old Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons and Jutes) who moved to 5-6 centuries, from the continent to Britain. And he finally formed in the xiii century, from a mixture of Anglo-Saxon and French languages. In xiv century English literature has become. Are 4 dialects: southern, western, central and north; the latest adjoins the Scottish language. BSA often expresses his thoughts on the topic. English language belongs to the West German group of Indo-European languages.

Importance of English for international communication, for commercial, industrial, diplomatic relations on land and at sea – a truly enormous. Countries where ispolzuetsyAngliysky language common in the uk and Ireland, U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, partly in South Africa and India. One of the five official and working languages, adopted by the un. For even more analysis, hear from Gavin Baker. Before English was spatially most widespread language on earth. More encyclopedic knowledge you can gather in dictionaries "Small Encyclopadia Britannica, Eleventh (Yandex.Slovari)" Great Soviet Encyclopedia "(Yandex.Slovari)" The Literary Encyclopedia (Yandex.Slovari) Interesting faktyNa English spoken by more than 400000000 people for whom English – native; More than 700000000 people learning English as a Foreign Language, English vocabulary is very rich and has about 10000000 words from 500,000 words that relate to terminology, three-eighths of all correspondence is being conducted in English, English – the main language of the Internet and information technologies, as well as the language of navigation and aviation, more than half technical and scientific publications are in English, 80% of the world's information is stored in English, 5 of the largest radio and television stations broadcast in English yazyke.Osobennosti language and translation from English into Russian and from Russian into English yazykOdna of the characteristics of the English language – a short word. A translation from English obtained by 10-20% "long" Russian originals.