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General Q&A about specific languages, language in general, and linguistics.

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How did 'to wit' shift (from "to know") 🡺 to mean 'that is to say'?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 5d ago by gmcgath‭

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Why "me too" and not "I too"?

1 answer  ·  posted 9d ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7d ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How can fulsome constitute "a case of ironic understatement"?

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 9d ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why is "djinn" the plural of "djinni"?

1 answer  ·  posted 15d ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 14d ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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English dialects and he/she versus it

2 answers  ·  posted 1mo ago by tommi‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Lundin‭

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How can a prepositional phrase shift to become a verb?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Calling another by name when one is exasperated

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why "sommaren är kommen" rather than "sommaren har kommit" in Swedish?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by gerrit‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla?

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 4mo ago by deleted user

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Modern English words originating in Norman

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 6mo ago by dsr‭

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Swedish verbs with the meaning of mixing

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Supermiledi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Lundin‭

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How can the Latin prefix 'in-' possibly befit imputare?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by PSTH‭

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Does Japanese have pronouns?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How does "happening" appertain to "(be)falling"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by PSTH‭

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How did 'less than' semantically shift to mean 'if not'?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by PSTH‭

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How did 'style' signify names of court cases?

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by PSTH‭

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How did 'equity' semantically broaden to mean 'common shares'?

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by PSTH‭

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