English

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

language, Indo-European language, Germanic language, tongue, West Germanic languages, spoken language, living language, shared group behaviour, concept with variable precision, subject area

Aliases
"english"
Alumni
Joe Buck , Joe Nickell
Depicts
biography
Dialect
American English
Examples
American English , British English , Australian English
ISO 2-letter code, Iso Code
"en"
ISO 3-letter code
"eng" , "yib" , "aex"
ISO 639-2b Code
"eng"
ISO 639-3 Code
"aex" , "yib" , "eng"
Language family
Indo-European language , Germanic language
Main Occupation of
Margaret Flagg Holmes , Lavinia Norman , Harriet Josephine Terry , Nellie Pratt Russell
Movies Available
Superbad , Resident Evil , American Beauty , The Nightmare Before Christmas , Speed Racer ,  …
Official Language of
the United Kingdom , Canada , England , the Philippines , Pakistan ,  …
Orthography
latin alphabet , Shavian alphabet
Predominant Language of
Australia , England , Scotland , Jamaica , Belize ,  …
Recorded As Spoken In
Jersey , Sealand , Australia
Similar to
written German
Speakers
Michael Jackson , Beth Holmes
Spoken Fluently by
Viggo Mortensen , Christopher Lee , Lilian Garcia , Micky Adams , Michael McCubbing ,  …
Spoken Form of
written English , written UK English , written US English
Spoken Language of
Native Americans in the United States , african-american , Cherokee , Zulu , White Anglo-Saxon Protestant ,  …
Spoken in
the United Kingdom , Scotland , England , Zambia , The Bahamas ,  …
Studied by
John Updike , Katie Couric , Diane Sawyer , Jon Hamm , Meredith Vieira ,  …
Taught by
Yale University , Columbia University , Princeton University , Cornell University , University of California, Berkeley ,  …
Theme of
The Da Vinci Code , A Christmas Carol , A Tale of Two Cities , Emma , Things Fall Apart ,  …
Used in
The Dark Knight , Heroes , Lost , Miley Cyrus , Twilight ,  …
Used to write
Twilight , New Moon , Playboy , Eclipse , Nineteen Eighty-Four ,  …
Users
The Republic of Ireland
Wordnet Synset ID
"303003616"
Wrote
Hawaiian Wedding Song

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