Why Do Languages Change? by Larry Trask

By Larry Trask

the 1st recorded English identify for the makeup we now name blusher was once paint, in 1660. within the 1700s a brand new note, rouge, displaced paint, and remained in usual utilization for round centuries. Then, in 1965, an commercial coined a brand new observe for the product: blusher. each one iteration speaks a bit another way, and each language is continually altering. it isn't in basic terms phrases that vary, each point of a language adjustments through the years - pronunciation, word-meanings and grammar. full of interesting examples of adjustments within the English language through the years, this wonderful booklet explores the starting place of phrases and position names, the diversities among British and American English, and the obvious eccentricities of the English spelling procedure. Amusingly written but deeply instructive, will probably be loved via someone interested in learning the English language and its heritage, in addition to an individual drawn to how and why languages change.

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