bayard, grammar is more important in determining Language families than vocab is.
Are there any cases where most of the words of a particular language from one language family are from another? (ie “most” as they appear in the literature or in speech, not as they appear in the dictionary). e.g. any Germanic languages in which most of the words are Latinate?
Come to think of it, how does English break down etymologically? I expect if you went through the entries in a complete dictionary, most would ultimately derive from Latin, because so many formal and technical (but rarely used) words are from French or straight from Latin, but if you go through the text in novels or newspapers, most are Germanic.
(Has distant memories of my original question...)
EDIT: Thanks for the tip on Gullah, Dave. I’d never heard of it!
EDIT2: I think I can answer my own question: Maltese (definitely in the Arabic family). Most of its common words are ultimately from Latin.