English language

I didn't find a maybe more correct forum so I put it in small talk section: English language.

An American linguist by the name Arika Okrent has made several youtubes about languages. Several videos are obviously about the english-french 'connection':

French Phrases hidden in english words:


The Double Vocabulary of English:


Why Does Q (Almost) Always Go With U?


Mortgage = mort gage = death pledge. More important to keep up with your mortgage payments than I'd realized.

'Mother Tongue' by Bill Bryson is a fascinating (and funny) book about how English developed. Well written and intellegent.

Steven Pinker and David Crystal are good if you are interested in linguistics. Bill Bryson is amusing and interesting but not always accurate.

here's a internet version of english language :)