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Why do we speak the way we do?

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bean pantlin

on 15 April 2015

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I think we speak the way we do depending on the when we were brought up MAINLY because if we were brought up now our language would be completly different to how we would have spoke in the 1900s mainly because now we have the internet and TEXT MESSAGES.
Why do we speak the way we do?
English language.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England.It is an official language of almost 60 states and the most commonly spoken language in states including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union and of the United Nations, as well as of many world organisations.
Language is about communication. People who use slang language would not use that in every situation. They use it knowing who they are talking to. It is a way to communicate that they are part of a particular group. They are more immediately accepted into that group because they are using the right slang. Using slang does not mean you are uneducated, but it is very informal language. An educated person might use slang sometimes but would never use it in a job interview or other more formal situations. An uneducated/lesser-educated person might not be able to stop from using it in every situation, which goes back to my original point. This is all about communication. With some people, using slang will have positive consequences. With others, it will be received very negatively. The smart guy knows when to use it and when not to.
Our Opinions
The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. At that time the inhabitants of Britain spoke a Celtic language. But most of the Celtic speakers were pushed west and north by the invaders - mainly into what is now Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The Angles came from "Englaland" and their language was called "Englisc" - from which the words "England" and "English" are derived.
this is a related image
Liam's Opinion
My opinion of why we speak slang because when we text or tweet we always shorten the words for eg lol, omg. this then chached on into normal convosations.

Umer's opinion

how does our language shape the way we think?
Harrison's opinion
Oscars opinion
OMG- oh my god
LOL- laugh out loud
GTG- got to go
BRB- be right back

BOOK- cool
vexed- stressed
I think that we speak the way we do because we get influenced by the internet and the way others speak around us. I think thats where we get our accents from.
I think we speak the way we do because if we couldnt communicate then we couldnt live because build a house, food and drink. so without all these things we couldn't do we wouldnt be here.
the video we agree with
We as a group believe that the way we speak vary's depending on the place we were brought up what time period we were brought up in for example if we were brought up in shakespearian times we would speak like... and if we were brought up in a modern urban area we would speak like... and we think it defonatly changes the way we think as well.
Overall we all share the same kind of view about why we speak the way we do. The way we speak is influenced by our surroundings and the place and time we wre broght up.
And now, it could only mean one thing...
What does vexed mean?
a) stressed
b) angry
c) you've got no fans
what was Oscars opinion?
A) that we speak how our friends speak
B) because of the internet and we pick up accents from family
what colour was harrisons text?
A)light blue
b) dark blue
C) red
D) pink
what do these mean (all 6 have to be correct unless you dont get any points)
A) wag wan
D) book
B) 5-0
E) feds
C) butter
this is for 5 points.
on our image what does the green line represent.
A) Vikings
B) Anglo-Saxsons
C) Normans
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