Possible answers to why languages change tell us about the way language is used in society about how it is acquired by individuals and may reveal to us information about its internal organisation. Why they change languages change for a variety of reasons large scale shifts often occur in response to social economic and political pressures. I am not an expert on the field but one possible cause of language split is nomadism when two groups with languages differing say phonetically come into contact one or even both of them may need to adapt their pronounciation to let themselves be understood by the counterpart. All natural languages change and language change affects all areas of language use types of language change include sound changes lexical changes semantic changes and syntactic changes the branch of linguistics that is expressly concerned with changes in a language or in languages over time is historical linguistics also known as diachronic linguistics
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