We in English have no false pride, like the French when it comes to stealing a good word. Berserker and to run amuck...both are sword welding feel no pain crazy men....one bigger than the other; with other small differences.
The French are still fighting Hamburger.
It don't matter where the words come from, only that they have been used. German too has to have some Latin words.
German Latin, is closer to the original (or was) than Italian which is corrupted by Italian.
Historismus....as long as we are close enough for Government work ...it's ok. Tommy Jefferson could spell ....with 'Alternative Spellings'.....near as good as I can. Thank god for spell check.
Webster had fixed at least the spelling in the English language, but no one who could afford to by his first dictionary, wanted a better English.
10% irregularities is the mark of a cobbled together language................Some Abbot that could read (back when Celt/Romans who had spoken and written Latin were extinct in England) in about the 5th century was alone responsible for the spelling Island, when everyone around him, and everyone since have always said Iland. No one says iSland.
As soon as the second word in English falls the listener has an idea where it is going, so can gather breath to say no.
In German one is never sure until the last word falls, so one never has time to take a breath to say no......the reasons the Germans are the best order takers in the world.......my own thought on that, in I find German a clunky language. It takes a Wolfgang von Goethe to make German a smooth language.
PS...I like Robert Frost for English Poetry......IMO some of his, is the best by far. Tripping from the tongue like a babbling brook, smooth as the sometimes ten years he worked on some of his better poems.
Art is something I can not do.........splotches on canvas or cubist I can. Poetry which has form or it is not poetry, is the hardest of work.......free verse is something I or anyone can do, if one wants to waste time on it. How many free verse 'poetry' is remembered and quoted, like a Frost or Tennyson poem?
When Rap started, I was happy, the next Shakespeare or great poetry was just around the corner. I was wrong. I got to stop making a habit of that.
Jethro Tull does some nice poetry. The singing is a tad different but are slightly different mediums.