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(From Wikipedia)Grimm's law (also known as the first-Germanic soundshift or Rask's rule), named after Jacob Grimm, is a set of statements describing the inherited Proto-Indo-European (PIE).
c. 600 f.Cr
|Group||Germanic (with Old Norse, Old High German, etc.), West Germanic (with Old Saxon, Frisian etc.)|
|Geography||Was born and spoken in England|
|History||Once a conglomerate of tribal dialects spoken by Angles, Saxons and Jutes on their invasion in Britain, the Old English language was formed after England was unified by Alfred in the 9th century. A lot of poems, including the Beowulf epic, historical and religious literature was written in Old English before the Norman conquest. After the 11th century, the Middle English period started.|