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Synchronic variation and diachronic change 1 Awareness of linguistic change 2 Causation of linguistic change 3 Change inevitable at all levels of lin...
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affected already American areas become beginning borrowing British centuries close common complex consonant continued contrast corresponding dependent dialects diphthong direct distinction earlier early element English established evidence examples existence extent factors final formation forms French function further Germanic give given grammatical important indicative instance involved kind language late later Latin less linguistic loans loss meaning movement naturally normal Northumbria nouns occurs origin past pattern period person phoneme phonological plural position present principle probably pronunciation range realisation reason recent recorded reference relative remained represented result seems sense sentences short single sound speakers speech spelling standard stress strong structure syllables tradition usage usually variation variety verbs voiced vowel weak whole words writing written