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Joseph M. Williams. Origins of the English Language
(a survey of 10,000 words) 
 
 
  • French: 41%
 
  • "Native" English: 33%
 
  • Latin: 15%
 
  • Danish: 2%
 
  • Dutch: 1%
 
  • Other: 10%
 

 

The Origin of English Words

(a computerised survey of about 80,000 words) 

 

         French, including Old French and early Anglo-French: 28.3%

 

         Latin, including modern scientific and technical Latin: 28.24%

 

         Other Germanic languages (including Old English, Old Norse, and Dutch): 25%

 

         Greek: 5.32%

 

         No etymology given: 4.03%

 

         Derived from proper names: 3.28%

 

         All other languages contributed less than 1%

 

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