[LISTEN] English has more words than any other language

There are more than 650,000 words in the English vocabulary.

CAPE TOWN – There are more than 650,000 words in the English vocabulary.

Having borrowed words from languages like Latin and Ancient Greek, Senior Lecturer of Classical Studies at the School of Languages and Literature at the University of Cape Town, Gail Symington elaborates on some of its other influences, including German.

Listen as Cape Talk’s John Maytam speaks to Symington about the origins of English words.

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