What percentage of current English words are of native Anglo-Saxon origin? I have seen stats about how large percentages of the English words currently in use come from French, Latin, or German origins, but I want to know how many truly native words the English language has left.
I can't find a duplicate.
This Wikipedia article gives:
Estimates of native words (derived from Old English) range from 20%–33%, with the rest made up of outside borrowings.
References are given at the end of the article, but it is not mentioned which ones contain surveys arriving at these estimates.