Did the English language come from Greek?

Did the English language come from Greek?

The Oxford Companion to the English Language states that the ‘influence of classical Greek on English has been largely indirect, through Latin and French, and largely lexical and conceptual…’. According to one estimate, more than 150,000 words of English are derived from Greek words.

What language did English descend from?

English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Anglo-Saxon migrants from what is now northwest Germany, southern Denmark and the Netherlands.

Is English a Nordic language?

New researchers now consider they can confirm that English is, in reality, a Scandinavian language, which indicates that it belongs to the Northern Germanic language family, just like Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faroese.

Why are Scandinavians so good at English?

Scandinavians speak English well because it’s very similar to their native languages. The similarity includes not only related vocabulary, but also grammatical structures.

Which Scandinavian country speaks the best English?


Do Scandinavians like the British?

We think of them highly favourably. Most of them are polite, nice and educated. Culturally we are highly similar so they usually face no problems when living here. Furthermore most Scandinavians speak impeccable English so there are no language barriers.

Why is England not Nordic?

England has tides and no Baltic access over history, like the Netherlands, so they disqualify as Nordic countries, and climate is warmer and more fertile there around the English Channel.

Do Norwegians like the English?

Norwegians are in fact very good English-speakers compared to other countries.

What country is most similar to the UK?


Is it cheaper to live in UK or USA?

Key Takeaways. Overall, the cost of living in the U.K. is 0.49% lower than in the United States. Rent overall is about 22.55% lower in the U.K.

What European country is most like UK?

The countries are NOT, of course, the same, and I am not claiming that they are, but I live in the UK (in England) and I’ve visited all four home nations, the Republic of Ireland, and other candidate countries such as the Netherlands, Malta, Canada and the USA, and Ireland is by far the most similar to the UK.

Is UK school harder than American?

It depends honestly. I did some comparisons of exams, and it’s almost 50/50 for A Level vs AP. However, in general I would say UK students have it harder when it comes to exams, but many British people, like some down below ,take it too far by saying Americans are inferior to those of the UK, which is untrue.