When I last asked a question about an English structure here, some of the people advanced the idea that the subjonctive seems to be fading in a process that can be regarded as simplification. Having studying the topic on the Internet for a while I understand how simplified forms can be adopted as a result of standardization, but dropping noun cases and verb moods appears to be more massive than just turning ‘lit’ into ‘lighted’.
It is amazing how people in Antiquity managed to wield complex languages that the modern speaker cannot easily make use of. Let’s say it is a general toil to make language clearer and more logical. First, it seems to me that not all languages show this tendency of decimating grammar to the point where people’s everyday language resembles pidgin. And second, the effort of simplification does not include all aspects of living and culture, such as fashion, where dressing has become so complicated.
Is English really becoming way more incomplex than before? What does this craving for such a plain and effortless language stem from?