What has caused the English spoken today to be different from the English spoken in earlier centuries? How has English evolved and why has it evolved?

1 Answer
May 25, 2018

Mainly through colloquialisms.


I'm no linguist, but a few of my teachers have been very knowledgeable about this topic and have been very eager to share. From what I understand, as people use abbreviations or slang, or misuse a term, and it slowly becomes more and more common, the older ways of saying those words become archaic and out of use. I would suggest doing some further research on this! I'm sure there are plenty of other things on the net that will help answer this question.
Here's a helpful link!(https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/english-changing)