I had some great advice from here a short time ago and I’m back again! I’m trying to imagine an ‘English’ language that evolved, not from Old English and Norman French but from Old English and Byzantine Greek.
The basis of this is the semi-legendary story of a 11th century Anglo-Saxon refugees fleeing from the Norman conquest. They journeyed to the Byzantine Empire and many took service in the Varangian guard, but some wanted land of their own to rule over and the Emperor told them of a land 6 days across the sea which was recently owned but lost to barbarians (believed to be the Crimea) which in the legend was settled by them.
If we suspend disbelief in this story what would the most likely differences be between the sort of Modern (French influenced) English we have now and English with a heavy Greek influence?