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The toponymy of England, like the English language itself, derives from various linguistic origins. Modern interpretations are apt to be inexact: many English toponyms have been corrupted and broken down over the years, due to changes in language and culture which have caused the original meaning to be lost. In some cases, words used in placenames are derived from languages that are extinct, and of which there are no extant known definitions; or placenames may be compounds between two or more languages from different periods. Many names predate the radical changes in the English language triggered by the Norman Conquest, and some Celtic names even predate the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in the first millennium AD.

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  • Toponymy of England
  • Ortnamnsefterled i England
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  • Engelska ortnamnsefterled. Genom de invasioner som skett har England fått en varierad ortnamnsflora med keltiska, latinska, anglosaxiska, nordiska och franska ortnamn. Det stora flertalet är dock anglosaxiska. Efterleden i engelska ortnamn ger ofta en uppfattning om ortens ålder och karaktär. Tillsammans med arkeologiskt material kan de ge värdefull information. Det räcker dock inte med att enbart titta på ortnamnet för att till exempel bedöma vilket folkslag som grundat en ort, eftersom orter har bytt namn m.m. Denna artikel ger exempel på några vanliga efterled.
  • The toponymy of England, like the English language itself, derives from various linguistic origins. Modern interpretations are apt to be inexact: many English toponyms have been corrupted and broken down over the years, due to changes in language and culture which have caused the original meaning to be lost. In some cases, words used in placenames are derived from languages that are extinct, and of which there are no extant known definitions; or placenames may be compounds between two or more languages from different periods. Many names predate the radical changes in the English language triggered by the Norman Conquest, and some Celtic names even predate the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons in the first millennium AD.
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