Where are english words from

Many basic English words come from Old English, for example: England
house
woman
man
child
bird
water
They sometimes have irregular pronunciation.

Other English words come from French, for example:
royal
hotel
menu
beef

Some English words come from Latin, for example:
family
wine
number
school
educate

Today English is an international language. Thousands of English words come from other language, for example:
siesta (Spanish)
judo (Japanese)

Every year hundreds of words come into English from new technology, for example:
Internet
text message
e-mail
modem.
source: oxford university press