A History of Words

Our languages change over time. The English that is being spoken today is very much different than the one used by our great grand fathers a couple of hundred years ago. Popular words from the past may not be that commonly used today. A History of Words is an awesome free application for iPad that shows you how your favorite language has changed since year 1500.

A History of Words visualizes the frequency of words and phrases in publication during the past few centuries. You can easily see how a popular word has lost its luster over time. All you have to do is provide your list of words to this app to get background information on them. The English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese Russian, and Hebrew languages are covered.

If you have tried Books Ngram Viewer by Google in the past, you are going to find this application’s experience familiar. We would love to see more background information on words submitted. Not a bad tool if you need to track history of certain words on your tablet.

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