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Subject: Causes of Loss of Inflection
Question: I am very interested in the growth and decay of the process of inflection in language. As you know, Latin and ancient Greek were highly inflected languages, as were many other ancient Indo- European tongues (Old Slavonic, Sanskrit, etc). My question is: why is it that inflection decayed over time in nearly every one of these old languages? Does technological development somehow trigger inflectional decay?
From: George Thomas
Date: 17-Jun-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Causes of Loss of Inflection    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (17-Jun-2013)
  2. Re: Causes of Loss of Inflection    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (18-Jun-2013)
  3. Re: Causes of Loss of Inflection    John M. Lawler     (17-Jun-2013)
  4. Re: Causes of Loss of Inflection    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (17-Jun-2013)

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