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

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What is the difference between a guild and a lodge?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Linguistics of categorization

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by JohnDoea‭

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Is it correct to use `Had I had it?`

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Istiak‭

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How did 'to wit' shift to denote 'that is to say'?

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by PSTH‭

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What is "Charter change bill" in English?

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  last activity 19d ago by mcalex‭

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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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What is "phoolon" in Hindi?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Istiak‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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"Us neither" - Is it valid?

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Moshi‭

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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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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

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How tan pronounced?

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by Istiak‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Is it really true that all Chinese words have one syllable?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Sigma‭

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Does English support three-word contractions?

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by shpielmeister‭

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Why is it "pronunciation" and not "pronounciation"?

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by nobodyImportant‭

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What drives the complexity of a language?

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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~ません versus ~ないです

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Moshi‭

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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 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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What does "unused root" mean?

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by msh210‭