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    Middle English language

    Was the vacabulary of middle english that was used in england (from elevn century to 1475) derived mostly from Anglo-saxon or norman?

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    Mostly Anglo-saxon. The Normans spoke french, but eventually english became the dominant language amoung the nobility. The rest of the country stuck with english. Even now abput 80% of words used in everyday english are of anglo-saxon derivation. English is still primarily a germanic based language although the dumb grammar rules we have are for latin hence the major problem people have learning english grammar. Thank you classically educated grammarians of the 17th/18th century

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    So that's what it is
    Thank you for the info

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