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synthetic language
relies on morphemes to indicate relationships between words
analytic language
relies on sentence structure and word order
external change
a human behavior such as voting that creates an internal change in the language
internal change
a change such as grammatical use of a word or a morpheme
cognates
words from various languages that share form and meaning
decay
words losing the distinct pronunciations they once had
onomastics
study of names and naming
Danelaw
treaty that geographically divided England
external history
the political, religious, intellectual, social and other kinds of events that change the identity of a language community