History of English Podcast

Excellent!  I highly recommend this series.  Very interesting presentation and approach to history.  And you’ll get to hear a little Middle and Old English.
http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/

 

For much of human history, common measurements of length were based on body parts and were variable from region to region. Most other measurements were also inconsistent. During the 1300s, these measurements started to be fixed and standardized for the first time. In this episode, we look at those developments, and we explore the history of our words related to measurements.

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Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Source: History of English

The words for numbers are some of the oldest and most conservative words in most languages. The English words for numbers can be traced back to the original Indo-European language, but during the early Middle English period, English speakers began to borrow related number words from Greek, Latin and French. At the same time, the modern Hindu-Arabic numerals were making their first appearance in English documents and inscriptions. In this episode, we explore [...]

Wed, Jul 25, 2018
Source: History of English

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