17 minutes | Jun 5, 2020

My Love Affair With English - Part One

Some of the facts and analogies that started and have sustained my love for English over the years. From the Germanic sounds of Beowulf to today's language that borrows from everywhere, English has grown a lot - and inspired a lot of people, including myself.  -=- Beowulf reading courtesy of Heiðniborg, read by Sveinn Ullarson from the Old Norse Tongue Project.  -=- Reading from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales courtesy of the wonderful Banned Books Uncensored, run by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom -=- Theme Tune composed by Craig Harris https://www.craigharrismusic.ca/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/potential-of-words/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/potential-of-words/support
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