How much did Greek influence the English language? (video)

Greek makes up 6% of the English language

The Greek language is one of the few ancient languages in the world that is still spoken in its modern form today. It is considered a separate branch of the Indo-European languages, and has influenced many languages across the world, including Latin -the root of the Romance languages of French, Italian, Spanish etc- and English, among many others. The English language owes a lot to Greek, with 6% of its vocabulary estimated to use words with Greek origin or pure Greek. The use of Greek words in all fields of science, regardless of language, is vast. But there are also may words in English that although at first sight might not seem to be related to Greek, are in fact the product of Greek suffixes or prefixes. The video shows how much Greek has influenced the English language and how important it is for the understanding of science.

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