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I wrote this essay for people who want to know more about the real origin of old English. Some minimal knowledge is required to understand the importance of the subject. For those people who have very little knowledge about the subject, I advise to read first this Wikipedia article (section History) where the official version of the origin of English is explained.
 Since 450 BC 'pre-Celtic' to 'Celtic' and since 450 AD 'Celtic' to English.
Start reading and
Last update: September 2013
We want to publish. This website becomes too big. It is about time that the content and more, yet unpublished material, is published in a book.
English was not imported by the Anglo-Saxons
This is how the events of the 5th century AD and the origin of the English language are declared in every history book, in every schoolbook, worldwide :
The Anglo-Saxons imported the English language in the 5th century into Britain. The Anglo-Saxons were initially
invited as mercenaries. When their wages could not be paid, they rebelled and took over the east of Britain. The Britons
reacted by fighting bravely, but their efforts were hampered by treachery and unlawful collaboration with the enemy by
some of their most high ranking members. Eventually the Anglo-Saxons managed to subdue the eastern population. They
imposed their culture and language. A major part of the population fled west where the British resistance proved to be
successful for a while.
But official history has several major inconsistencies:
For a brief summary click here .
Por un resumen en Espanol click aqui.
A warning for students: this new version of the origin of the English language is not (yet) the official one.
New since Februari 2014 :
Celtic <> Gaulish much better explained
In the mean time, our new paper "THE MEANING OF THE NAME DOVER" was published in Archaeologia Cantiana, Volume CXXXII, 2013, pages 315-327. The paper is here Dover
We filed a paper "Was Boudicca's name really Celtic?" to Monographia Britannia, a scientific magazine from Cambridge, but it was rejected. We sort of expected that. We are now brooding on a suited answer.
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