FACTS ABOUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The English language is a West Germanic language that became a global lingua franca in the 20th century. This term defines a language between people who do not speak one another’s native language. That is why this language is significant in many areas where communication is essential.

      • The English language is used in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, partly in the Republic of South Africa and India. Due to high demand, the English language translator is one of the most needed specialists. The English language is the second most-common language in the World and one of the most popular languages in the European Union. It is an official language of the European Union and dominates in the European Union institutions and bureaucracy. Around 330-360 million people speak English as their first language; 70 million of them live in Europe.
      • The impact of foreign languages results on how the English language looks today. English vocabulary contains many from other languages borrowed words. For instance, words related to meat, e.g., beef is a French origin word, while animal names, such as cow are words of a Germanic language. It is obvious that foreign languages had a huge impact on the English language. Old English was affected by Celtic languages, which were used by people who previously inhabited the island. Moreover, Latin and Scandinavian languages influenced Old English, while Norman and Medieval French had an impact on Middle English.
      • English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. The English language is distinguished into Old (5th–10th c.), Middle (11th–15th c.) and Modern English (from 16th c.). Germanic tribes known as the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes brought in an Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) in the 5th century. The start of Middle English can be considered the time when the first Norman king of England William the Conqueror ruled the country. Modern English was based on the London dialect that was prevalent in the British Isles (except Scotland).  Skrivanek Translation Agencies’ English translator can create a creative and entertaining text by paying attention to the influence of foreign languages and the particularities of the dialects of Old English.
      • The English language is an analytic language. It means that the language contains many auxiliary words and conveys the relationship between words in sentences by word order. English distinguishes at least seven major word classes: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, determiners (including articles), prepositions, and conjunctions. Some analyses add pronouns as a class separate from nouns, subdivide conjunctions into subordinators and coordinators, and add the class of interjections.
      • In Lithuania, the English language was started to be taught only in the early years of the 19th century at Vilnius University. Later on, this language also came to light in the majority of higher and general education schools.
      • The English language is an analytic language. It means that the language contains many auxiliary words and conveys the relationship between words in sentences by word order. English distinguishes at least seven major word classes: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, determiners (including articles), prepositions, and conjunctions. Some analyses add pronouns as a class separate from nouns, subdivide conjunctions into subordinators and coordinators, and add the class of interjections.
      • The English language is the most popular foreign language in Lithuania. Pupils usually start learning this language at school. English is considered as a language of work, business, and many international organisations. This language is widespread in science, accounting, diplomacy, marketing, and tourism.

Interesting facts

Grammar

The English language contains two language models. A traditional grammar that is used by native speakers. It is different from the one that is taught for non-native speakers.
Pronunciation

An English translator can translate quickly and accurately, not only in writing but also orally. It is very important because dialects and slangs of the English language depend not only on the country. It might be also different in the same country, i.e., the pronunciation in one region can be different from the one used in another region.
The longest words

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (a lung disease)

floccinaucinihilipilification  (the act or habit of describing something as unimportant)

antidisestablishmentarianism (a political movement in 19th century Britain for preserving the Church of England as the official state church of England, Ireland, and Wales)

New words

Currently, there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day. It is essential that the English translator could adapt easily to these new words and rules. That is why Skrivanek translators are constantly improving themselves.

The most frequently used letter

E is the most commonly used letter on your keyboard, and the second most popular key after the space bar.

The first book

The first English book called The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye was printed in 1473. However, the exact location of where the book was produced remains unknown.

The first dictionary

In 1755, Samuel Johnson produced A dictionary of the English language, and the dialect of London became the official English standard.

Oxford dictionary

It is a world’s best-selling advanced level dictionary for learners of English language, valuable for its clear explanations and example sentences. Each year, about 2000 to 5000 new words and senses are added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Recognition as the official language

English is recognized as an official language in more than 51 countries.

Synonyms

Lexicographer Paul Dickson set the Guinness Book of World records for most synonyms for a word “drunk”. He made a list of 2,964 words, which describe a person who is affected by alcohol and cannot act in the usual way.

Translation areas where English is most frequently used:

Vehicle engineering, law, energy, finance, banking, insurance, information technology, medicine, pharmacy, clinical research, construction, real estate, agricultural machinery, forestry, logistics, telecommunication, industry, manufacturing, tourism, advertising and marketing, cosmetics and beauty industry and so on.

Values of Skrivanek Translation Agency

Skrivanek’ s English language translator takes care that work would be carried out precisely, on time and according to the clients’ needs. Both current and new clients are the incentive to improve ourselves and meet all your expectations. Contact us for the services related to the English language. We will always find the best solution.

Linguistic services where translations from/to English language are used:

Specialised and general translations, urgent translations, translations of the documents and their certification, translations of websites and audio-visual material, translation and localisation of a computer software, translation with editing and proofreading, review of the version for publishing, adaptation of text and preparation of creative writing, design and layout services, interpreting, language courses, etc.

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Language combinations:

Lithuanian-English, English-Lithuanian, Latvian-English, English-Latvian, Estonian-English, English-Estonian, Russian-English, English-Russian, German-English, English-German, French-English, English-French, Czech-English, English-Czech, Ukrainian-English, English-Ukrainian, Polish-English, English-Polish, Belarusian-English, English-Belarusian, Spanish-English, English-Spanish, Italian-English, English-Italian, Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian, Swedish-English, English-Swedish, Finnish-English, English-Finnish, Danish-English, English-Danish, Greek-English, English-Greek, Dutch-English, English-Dutch, Portuguese-English, English-Portuguese, Bulgarian-English, English-Bulgarian, Hungarian-English, English-Hungarian, Slovak-English, English-Slovak, Slovenian-English, English-Slovenian, Croatian-English, English-Croatian, Serbian-English, English-Serbian, Moldovan-English, English-Moldovan, Romanian-English, English-Romanian, Arabic-English, English-Arabic, Armenian-English, English-Armenian, Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew, Georgian-English, English-Georgian, Chinese-English, English-Chinese, Japanese-English, English-Japanese, etc.

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