I do have a hard time telling words of Latin origin and Greek origin apart. (Not to mention the cases when the word exists in both languages, or was created in bordering territories - demographically speaking. Never studied either language properly though). I'm afraid that such a lookup would be almost statistically impossible (or at least very tiresome...) and would require either massive libraries or linguistical experts, who honestly could have done something more important. It's a fact however that English has very few "own" words, and many many influences.Fucking Åmål wrote:Or maybe 95% of these elements words are of Greek or Greek origin...Noisenik wrote:Funny that lotsa gases get credit with Metal-bands names. Hydrogen, neon, xenon, krypton, radon ... probably because of fancy syllables or negative / evil / harmful / dangerous connotations..
Just out of curiosity why don't you look how many percentage of Metal band names derive from Greek words or of Greek origins?I am sure you will be surprised.