English is a West Theedish tung born first in England in the early Middle Eld, but is now the mother tung for about 300-400 folk in Scotland, Ireland, Americksland, Canada, Southland, New Sealand, South Africa, and throughout the world. It is now a worldwide , with as many as a learners having more than barebones knowledge of it. Other than Lowland Scottish, sometimes thought of as an undertung of English, it is most akin to the Freesish tungs, but has been greatly by other tungs, above all by Old Norse and French (and through it Latish and Greekish), and most markedly in the , but also in the , which has become one of the of the Theedish tungs.
Since Old English was brought to England by Anglo-Saxish settlers in the fifth Icelandish, but through many shifts has lost in its and much of its . Today, English instead brooks word setup instead to get its meanings across., English has undergone a great many shifts, some brought on by other tungs, and others not. The Great Shift is a , where the clipols in the words "bite" and "bout", which then clinked like today's words "beet" and "boot", became , making clipols made lower in the mouth become raised, sundering the clinking of the words from their spelling, yet . Many other, often less foretellsome shifts, have made hard to foretell from spelling, however. English once had a layout of wordcraft, like that found in today's