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For this ELL question, a desire for concision motivated me originally to use 'somewhy' instead of 'for some reason'; afterwards, a user kindly advised that 'somewhy' obsolesced. Why?

Google introduced me to http://somewhy.com/, whose author delineates his confusion of the absence and his reasoning justifying 'somewhy' (identical to mine). Though his questions have not been answered and
" "Somewhy" didn't appear in the dictionaries I [he] checked " ,
OED's entry does not answer our questions either:

somewhy {adv.} = {rare.} For some reason or reasons.

Postscript: I read this Wikipedia page on pro-form, which displays the correlatives for 'why', but doesn't explain their obscurity. The lone prevalent exception is 'therefore'.

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    Somehow (and somewhy) it just never caught on. Maybe not enough somewhos liked the way it sounds. I don't know why—nor do I know whether somewho else would. Maybe they'll show up somewhen, if not now. – Brian Hitchcock Apr 5 '15 at 5:44
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    @BrianHitchcock Somewho use somewhen, but I don't know somewhich. – WS2 Apr 5 '15 at 7:48
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    This question is awesome :) Also this gives me an idea for a folk etymology for Summer: Somehere :) – Neil Apr 5 '15 at 8:33
  • And anywhy and anywhen and somewhen and... And anyone lived in a pretty how town... – Drew Apr 5 '15 at 16:51
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    The reason that it can’t be found in most dictionaries (e.g. Merriam Webster or OOD) might be that it is used scarcely. As “Ask the editor” video (merriam-webster.com/video/index.php) at Merriam Webster’s website explains, it takes a lot of documented usage (many citations, from various sources, over a period of time) for a word to make it into a dictionary. So the word has to be used extensively to become a new dictionary entry, and as Brian pointed out this is just not the case with “somewhy” (yet). @LawArea51Proposal - I hope that this is better :-) – Lucky Apr 25 '15 at 4:35
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Simply because language does not work that way, and most of it is arbitrary. Forms fall into disuse and new borrowings enter the language all the time.

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