About what fraction of the words in the English dictionary are of Germanic origin?

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A. one-third

B. one-half

C. one-fourth

4 Answers

  • 1/4

  • The answer is one quarter, with most informal language being of Germanic origin. Although, one must remember that over half of English vocabulary has come from Latin and French, and according to the Proto-Indo-European Urheimat hypotheses, all from Proto-Indo-European (to be picky).

  • germanic?

    maybe 1/8

    the dead language(latin) then next is spanish, then anglo saxon, (european…. etc)

    next ones are from diff countries.

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