- Austin Williams
- Battle Ground, WA
- United States
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What is the rate at which new words are being made in each language?
New words are always being made, whether they're being added to the dictionary, or being used as slang (and some slang ends up in the dictionary). What I am wondering is what is the rate of new words being made, and are some languages advancing in vocabulary more than others? How often are new words (or even new languages all together) being made, and is it happening at a faster or slower rate than in the past? Are our languages more developed and stable now than in the past, or are we increasing our vocabularies at an increasing rate?