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The English language has been shaped by a number of other languages over the centuries, and many English speakers know that Latin and Germanic languages were two of the most important. What many people don't realize is how much the French language has influenced English. Without going into too much detail, here is a little background about other languages that have also shaped English. The language grew out of the dialects of three German tribes Angles, Jutes, and Saxons who settled in Britain around A. This group of dialects forms what we refer to as Anglo-Saxon, which gradually developed into Old English. Bill Bryson, a noted American linguist of the English language, calls the Norman conquest of the "final cataclysm [that] awaited the English language.
We love the beautiful accent that the French have when they speak English, and it can be fun or even useful to imitate it. Please note that the pronunciation explanations are based on American English; some of them won't sound right to British and Australian ears. Nearly every English vowel is affected by the French accent. French has no diphthongs, so vowels are always shorter than their English counterparts.
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