Reasons for Language Change

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  • Why does language change?
    • Due to etymologies and associations, words die out and are not used anymore.
    • Pronounciation
    • Mishearing / misunderstood
    • Aging population / young population
    • People get bored of saying the same things all the time
    • If words aren't freqeuntly used, they could easily be forgotten or just not be picked up on and are therefore, not used
    • People become very aware of how they are perceived
    • Media
    • Religion
    • New words
    • Words go in and out of fashion
    • Advance in technology
    • Invasion, immigration, emmigration

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