English, like other languages, is constantly enriched by the addition of new words, expressions and idioms. It is also changing by virtue of the changes in meaning and use of the already existing words. However, who can give the answer whether the required changes are good or bad. In case it is believed by someone that there aren’t any grounds for the changes in the English language. There may be any ground to check if the given change is good or bad, and there may be a certain improvement and enrichment in English Language. In order to ensure that any languages survive for a long time, there should be an openness and adaptability in a language. English is one of the most spoken languages in the present times. This is because of the fact that this language is very open and adaptive. It is the openness and tendency to adapt that empowers English and allow it to grow, thrive, and become the most popular language in the world.One of the major factors which can be responsible for the success of English and its popularity is the openness of the language. As per the results obtained from the computerized survey done on 80,000 words from the shorter version of the oxford dictionary, it had been found that only 25 % of the words in English have actually originated from the German language (including words directly inherited from Old English;
does not include Germanic words from French, Latin or other Romance languages). The other 75 percent of the words were from the Latin, French or the Roman language. Even the word as simple as “music” comes from French word “musique”. Some of the words are directly used in the English languages from the other language. Déjà vu is one such example.Vocabulary enables a language. It may be defined as a minimalistic two-word system like binary might work for computers but is non-practical in human context. A human language is supposed to facilitate communication and provide means for the people to convey necessary meanings. The more combinations you can get from the vocabulary, the more meanings you can convey. This may help in making of a better language. If the words won’t have been imported from the other languages, there would be very limited English Vocabulary. The kind of English which would have been there in that case was very dull, boring and not useful.