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Friday, 17 January 2020

Speech and Language Evolution

At one time I would have been appalled by the overuse of "like" and the fact that younger people tend to go up at the end of sentences. 

Then I realised that speech and language are always changing!  You have only to observe how much speech has changed in the last 100 years. I expect if we heard speech from 500 years ago we would struggle to understand it.  

And to think how languages have evolved in the last 1000-2000 years! No, we have to accept that speech and language will be forever changing.

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