are sometimes called Obsolete
. Language grows and develops, and as such, language adopts new or revised words and discards old, useless ones.
The word "tale
" was formerly used, in one sense, to indicate account or calculation, but it is now obsolete in this use. The words eke
were once in perfectly good use; of course, today these words are obsolete, except in prose and poetry in which the literary writer aims to retain the tone and spirit of former times.
Certain past tense forms, such as brake
, have gone out of use, as well as the past participle forms, gotten
is dead language -- it has little place in the live, pulsating expression of oral and written communication.
Occasionally, however, the language of advertising is permitted to indulge archaic forms, provided they are in harmony with the subject. Ye olde armchair in which grandfather sate
is a play on words which appears in an advertisement of antique furniture.