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The Germanic and Latinate languagesare the major contributors to the development of English.
True
There is no recorded evidence of a Proto-Indo-European language.
True
The English language has acquired the words noodle, pretzel, and delicatessen from German.
True
Modern Greek is the single surviving representative of hte Hellenic branch of the Indo-European language family.
True
Such words as alchemy, algebra, and cipher have entered the English language from the languages of India.
False
The Roman occupation of Britain is preserved by the suffix -cester, -chester (Worcester, Dorchester), which derives from the Latin word for "camp."
True
Ironically, Engilsh hasn't borrowed any vocabulary from the languages of Native Americans.
False
It is easy to determine wheter a Latinate word in English derives directly from Latin or enters English via French.
False
Most of the principal languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European family.
True