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Subsequent to the [[Norman Conquest]], [[French]] influences and linguistic evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as <b>Middle English</b>, and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than [[Old English]].
 
Subsequent to the [[Norman Conquest]], [[French]] influences and linguistic evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as <b>Middle English</b>, and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than [[Old English]].
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Many modern editions of Middle (and old) English texts are [[Transliteration|Transliterated]] before publishing.

Revision as of 22:05, 19 July 2003

Spoken from about the 12th Century to the 16th Century.

Subsequent to the Norman Conquest, French influences and linguistic evolution caused significant changes to the English language. This period is known as Middle English, and is more comprehensible to the modern mind than Old English.

Many modern editions of Middle (and old) English texts are Transliterated before publishing.