Learning to learn from Ngram Viewer I couldn't help noticing a pretty obvious change of paradigm in some aspects of the language that seems to have taken place around the middle 1800s:

a lot of formerly analytical forms of Degrees of Comparison of Adjective 'all of a sudden' tended to become synthetic. Аt least in those cases where the trend clearly changed. To mention just a few most vivid examples where the crossing point of the graphs falls exactly around 1850s:

quieter over more quiet


simpler over more simple


busier over more busy


and even 'to tell the truth' over 'to say the truth':


Should it be discarded as just a coincidence or is there a connection to some language phenomenon that I should be aware of?

Thanks in advance,


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