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What area of English vocabulary contains many words that come from Latin?
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English words that came from latin?
Asked in English Language
Does the English language contain words from other languages?
Words and phrases from other languages have crept into the vocabulary of English speakers. For example: French: rendezvous, raison d'etre Latin: carpe diem, status quo are used frequently by English speakers. The English language contains many, many words which are clearly derived from other languages.
Asked in Languages and Cultures
What percentage of English vocabulary is derived from Latin and Greek?
What percentage of the English vocabulary originally comes from Latin?
Numbers vary, depending on how you count wordsand how you define 'originally'. For example, if you drop out uncommon scientific words, the percentage drops. If Latin borrowed the word from Greek and English borrowed from Latin, do you say the word is originally Greek or Latin? At any rate, over 60% of the common English words are considered to be from Latin.
Asked in English Language
How many English words exist?
Why do English words have Latin roots?
Approximately 2/3 of the English vocabulary comes from Latin, either directly or indirectly. The Latin-derived vocabulary is divided almost evenly between words borrowed from French (a descendant of Latin) after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and words taken directly from Latin or coined after Latin models. The strong influence of Latin is due to the fact that it remained in use in Europe as a language of religion, science and scholarship until relatively modern times (Newton wrote his scientific works in Latin, and scholarly books were still being published in Latin as recently as the nineteenth century).
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What is the difference between a dictionary and vocabulary?
What letters are absent in the English alphabet and the Spanish alphabet?
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Why does the English language come from Greek?
Perhaps you mean "how," since you cannot mean "why." There are many Greek words in English, but English really "comes" from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages, with a major admixture of Norman French vocabulary and grammar. Greek presence in English is mostly found in artistic and scientific terminology. Many Greek words were borrowed by Latin, which had no artistic or scientific vocabulary of its own. Latin developed into French, which brought many Greek words to English. Of course many Greek words are directly borrowed into English, especially by members of learnÃ¨d professions.
Can you expand your English vocabulary if you learn another language?
Yes, particularly if you learn something like French, Latin, or a Germanic language. Really, any language that has had extensive contact with English is good to learn if you're doing it for expanding your vocabulary--you won't so much learn new words as be able to recognize words and correctly place their meaning, though. The best thing to do to expand your English vocabulary is to read in English. denotation; connotation
Asked in English to Latin
What do most latin words start with?
Why do some of your words come from Latin roots?
There are two major sources for Latin-derived words in English. First, a large number of words were borrowed into English from Norman French, the language spoken by the invaders who conquered England in 1066 A.D. French is a direct descendant of Latin, so the vast majority of its vocabulary is ultimately from Latin. Second, Latin was used as a language of scholarship until well past the Renaissance, and many new scientific and technical words entered English directly from scholarly Latin. This explains the existence of a number of cases where the same Latin word has yielded two (or even more) English words, for example regalis, which gives us both "royal" (via French) and "regal" (directly from Latin).
Asked in Latin to English, English to Latin
What are and latin vocabulary words with rootwords that means position?
How has William Shakespeare influenced the English language?
How did the latin language influence the English language?
What percentage of English words come from greek words?
Greek has contributed to English in several ways, including direct borrowings from Greek and indirectly through other languages (mainly Latin or French). In a typical 80,000-word English dictionary, about 5% of the words are directly borrowed from Greek; this is about equivalent to the vocabulary of an educated speaker of English (for example, "phenomenon" is a Greek word and even obeys Greek grammar rules as the plural is "phenomena"). However, around 25% are borrowed indirectly. This is because there were many Greek words borrowed in Latin originally, which then filtered down into English because English borrowed so many words from Latin (for example, "elaiwa" in Greek evolved into the Latin "oliva", which in turn became "olive" in English). Greek is often used in coining very specialized technical or scientific words, however, so the percentage of words borrowed from Greek rises much higher when considering highly scientific vocabulary (for example, "oxytetracycline" is a medical term that has several Greek roots).