posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 11:08 PM
a reply to: toms54
Language evolution tends to be based on other evolution within the society, I'm far from a linguistic although I recall traditionalists/ Classicalists
in France having been debated on such things around and after the French revolution.
Many figured any change to their language would degrade the culture.
On the opposite hand look at the evolution of the English language. Each ideal is marred with issues. Colours are a prime example of that, influences
of those we interacted with.
The thing is life never remains "static" for any culture, even the most isolated will experience change, for change is the law of life, right? Nothing
is static... Though I'm getting into philosophical thought now.
Language whether oral or literal is subject to change with every new experience.
If life stays the same for hundreds or a thousand years, why would you need new words?
It's a good enough point, it goes against the ambitions of humans I'd like to think. Those that don't go forth, like for instance the Vikings, they
tend to die out or be killed. As it happens I live 20 minutes from a Viking named town, their language affected mine heavily. To drive home a point
the Bretons were well aware of individual days, the timing of the planet etc.
Yet today, days are named after Gods. We evolve, adapt, adopt. To not do so usually leaves us to the history books.