22260Re: language change
- Apr 27, 2011
<There's a hit list of some pretty good words, some of which are outmoded
already and some that are on their way out>
And the adverb groups where / whence / wither, there / thence / thither, and here / hence / hither. They elegantly indicated position or motion to or from; now they're relegated to archaism.
I don't think there's anything necessarily Orwellian going on, though. Language typically gets simplified over the centuries by the dropping of less-used forms.
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