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All About English

Over lunch, Bob and I disagreed on several aspects of the English language and its origins.

According to Bob, English

  1. has fewer irregular verbs than ‘typical’ languages (and is generally more regular)
  2. is predominantly influenced by Latin and Greek

I disagree with both of those notions (English is more irregular and predominantly influenced by its Germanic roots) and am recording the disagreement here before we each run off to Wikipedia to find out the real story.