Poll: Which language resembles English most?

Which language resembles English most?

Latin
Gaelic
Cymric
French
Dutch
German
Frisian
Danish
Norwegian

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  • Comments: 9
  • Added: May 2004

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Mark

Although English, Dutch and German share a common origin, English and Dutch are Low Germanic languages, which differs from Standard German, a High Germanic language. A significant event in the history of the English language occurred after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, when the English lexicon was modified by the large influx of French vocabulary that is still present today.

kimmikoto

Who speaks Frisian?

Dunddy

What is Frisian?

steph

where do people speak frisian????

Jorge

Because in europe english is mostly replaced by a Romance language like french, closer to latin in latin america

Vidableek

Thanks for nothing MARK. I came here to learn English, not history... or the history of English!

Anywho - The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany.
- Wikipedia

antony

the english and italian are very similar. But the english and german are two completery different language and do not resemble

unknown

The english is the size of 74% from latin word italian ,spanish ,portuguese french and romanian, and thus little resemblace to the germanic language, so the english is more like the latin language, especially italian and spanish. Said my opinion, the english and german do not resemble

Emmanuel

I think English resembles French more than any other language, because of its great French influence. Even though English is a Germanic language. Spanish should be on the list, too.

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