I've read so many questions in ELL on the origin of English words. But I've never found the origin of the word English itself.
I'm also curious about the history of English as a language. I mean, in my country, our language (Indonesian) originated from a "mother" language (Malay) which also has developed into some other languages such as in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and East Timor.
I read that English was influenced by German, Latin, French, and so on. But I don't really know the dominant language that affected English existence. Google just told me about "Old English", nothing more on how, when, and where the "Old English" came out.
- What originated the word English?
- What language did English come from (a "mother" language perhaps)? Did it affect English the most?
- When did English appeared to this world?