Are you forgetting all the words stolen from Spanish and Native Americans?
@WifitheRouter, presumably this post is referring to fact that English did not originate in the americas. Hence the Native American influence being irrelevant. Additionally Spanish is a Latin based language and is hence accounted for.
@The Grant Man, Doesn't make sense to leave it out but talk about French.
@WifitheRouter, mainly because French had direct influence over the English language because of William the Conquer of Normandy. English when looking at the vocabulary, has its own words from Latin (when the romans controller England), and specifically French. Any word that is of Spanish origin is more likely to be from Latin then Spanish itself, with the exception of loan words like siesta.
@WifitheRouter, what language we typing in now? This is funny pics not lustig bilder/gracioso fotos.
@dusty44, no sabes cual lengua uso para escribir en máquina
Not German, Anglo-Saxon
@Emperor Mango, well, it was a Germanic people.
@A pet named Steve, aye, but it's the equivalent to saying people evolved from monkeys.
In language, there was a common ancestor involved, which happened to be Anglo-Saxon and German and English both derive from it.
Sharing common roots, but not interchangeable.
@Emperor Mango, I see. It's quite interesting, in Frisia, where the ancestors of Saxons live, the people who speak east Frisian have lots of words that are the same as in English. It's hard for non-frisian speakers to understand. Btw, when a saxon (from today's Saxony) speaks, other Germans really don't understand shjt haha
@Emperor Mango, But isn’t the common language the Indo-European/Aryan language. Does in it predate some common European languages by a few thousand years? I’ve heard that some Indian words(Asiatic Indian) have the same phonetic sounds as European words, or something like that. I could be wrong though.
Proportions aren't quite right. About 60% of todays english lexicography originates from french