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well.. yes of course not
Debate Score:16
Arguments:10
Total Votes:17
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Should people start creating new words?

if people have the talent , should they start making new words?

well.. yes

Side Score: 13
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of course not

Side Score: 3
2 points

We already are and have been for thousands of years. The evolution of language is a continuous process.

Side: well.. yes
2 points

I think yorges'terven.

Side: well.. yes
1 point

There is no current moratorium on the creation or incorporation of new words in the English language.

The dictionary adds new entries every year. If there is something that is not adequately described by existing words, the creation of new ones is pretty likely.

Side: well.. yes
1 point

since we dont have the ability to make words, why stop others from doing so?we must actually encourage them.they can say that the word made by them is in the dictionary and thats a big thing.

Side: well.. yes
1 point

uhhhh, new words are added to the dictionary every year..so new words shouldn't 'start' being created because they are already being made

Side: well.. yes

There should be new words created yearly and submitted to Dictionaries for their perusal.

Side: well.. yes
1 point

Ya, sure!! but keep it with your friends because the more words this language has, the more harder for this language to be taught to other people who dont speak this language.

Side: well.. yes
kotarski(5) Disputed
4 points

"Ya, sure!! but keep it with your friends because the more words this language has, the more harder for this language to be taught to other people who dont speak this language."

I don't have a problem. You clearly do. "the more harder"

Side: well.. yes
1 point

now itself there are a number of words which we might not have even heard of.then why there is a need for adding some more to the list ?

Side: Of Course Not
Peekaboo(704) Disputed
1 point

Why should the fact that no one person knows every word in the English language mean that we shouldn't create new words?

When a word describes something we no longer use (e.g. phonograph), or is superseded by a new word describing the same thing (e.g. piano for pianoforte), or is now considered discriminatory (e.g. fireman), it begins to fade from the popular memory. There is little need for an English speaker to know all these obsolete words.

There are also jargon in many academic disciplines which laypeople do not need to learn. Does everyone need to know what a prokaryote is or what the optative mood is? Of course, it doesn't hurt to learn them, but who can learn them all in one human lifetime?

Now, as new technologies are invented, new discoveries are made, new theories are proposed, we need to be able to describe them all. In some cases, a new word is the best way to do it. Do you want to watch "television", or watch "electronic device that displays moving images on a flat surface"? Do you want to call WoW an MMORPG, or call it an "electronic game played with many people at once all pretending to be characters who kill monsters"?

The language evolves to cater for the times. As long as society changes, language will change along with it.

Side: well.. yes