05/22/24 Grif.Net - Origin of English Words Quiz

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[All information taken from Roots of English (Robert Claiborne). There are
600,000 words in the English language, greater by far than any other tongue
(for instance French has 300,000; Russian 150,000). How did the modern
English language evolve? It has "captured" words from many language groups.



We've given you the right answers. All you have to do is see how many words
you can match correctly with their region/language of origin]



MATCH

1. ______ Alcohol a. Yiddish

2. ______ Amok b. Tahiti

3. ______ Anonymous c. Norse

4. ______ Bizarre d. Minnesota

5. ______ Chile e. Mali

6. ______ Coach f. Malay

7. ______ Corral g. Latin

8. ______ Dollar h. Hungarian

9. ______ Kibitz i. Hottentot

10. ______ Know j. Greek

11. ______ Okay k. German

12. ______ Plain l. French

13. ______ Simple m. Dutch

14. ______ Sky n. Basque

15. ______ Taboo o. Arabic

16. ______ You betcha p. Amerindian



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