% of English words from Latin and Greek

Michael Sheehan wordmall at AOL.COM
Sun Nov 1 15:24:29 UTC 2009

This may be an impossible question, but does anyone have any idea
(even rough) as to what percentage of English words came directly from
Greek and what percentage directly from Latin? Complicating things, of
course, is that many Latin words derived from Greek forms.

Mike Sheehan
wordmall at aol.com

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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