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Q&A

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

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How did 'quibus?' shift to mean 'evasion of a point at issue'?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How did kúklos ("circular") shift to signify "general"?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Vietnamese lệnh and Thai เลย

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Expound and simplify the "semantic progression" behind "must"?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Why past tense in imaginative play in Finnish?

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by ugo‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How does backwardation semantically relate to "backward"?

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by tommi‭

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"Us neither" - Is it valid?

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Moshi‭

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What explains Arabic "Greater Etymology"?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by user53100‭

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Why does the dollar sign precede the number in English?

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Order of pronouns

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Severus Snape‭

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Difference between Hindi verbs that ends with "a", "e" and "i"

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Severus Snape‭

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Etymology of "ohyra"?

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by tommi‭

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How can a problem or puzzle be analogized as a knot?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Jordan‭

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Why is my Danglish pronunciation much better than Danish?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Jordan‭

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Why word future events in the present?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How can a prepositional phrase shift to become a verb?

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by msh210‭

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What is the difference between 'u heeft' and 'u hebt'?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Peter‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by msh210‭

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Does Japanese have pronouns?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Moshi‭

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Etymology of "son of a gun"

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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What does "se" mean in Micah 6:8, "Ya se te ha declarado..."?

2 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by DonielF‭