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I am really enjoying the History of English Podcast. Just in the introduction alone I could tell I was going to enjoy this (as I am interested to learn about the origins of the language and how it has changed over the ages) especially when he read modern, middle and old English texts. As he reads these texts, listening to how different the Old English is to Middle English, which is only just understandable in some places, makes you think that the modern English of Shakespearean times is a long way from Anglo-Saxon, which is totally alien to modern ears. When he states that it takes about 1000 years for a language to change to the point that people from either end of that time-frame would not be able to understand each other is fascinating. I think this is going to be an engrossing podcast. Thanks for the recommendation  ;)