Shamim Ahmed posted an Question
June 30, 2020 • 11:17 am 30 points
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What was norman conquest and what was its linguistic impact ?

What was Norman conquest and what was its linguistic impact ?

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    Deb dulal halder Halder

    Legal terms ("adultery", "slander"), military words ("surrender", "occupy"), names of meats ("bacon", "venison") and words from the royal court ("chivalry", "majesty"). The non-metric unit of volume (the "gallon") is Norman French. 

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    Deb dulal halder Halder Best Answer

    in 1066, The Norman (French) conquered England. this led to many words from the Norman language get incorporated into English language. As the rulers spoke French, the upper class started speaking the same. Subsequently a lot of French words came into English and enriched the language.

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