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

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Whence אֶת between partners' names?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by David‭

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Calling another by name when one is exasperated

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 16d ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Does Japanese have pronouns?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why is linguistics limited in how much it can look back in time?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by user53100‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why does the dollar sign precede the number in English?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by nobodyImportant‭

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Using adjectives that are related to taste for describing emotions

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Melancholy‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Swedish verbs with the meaning of mixing

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Supermiledi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Lundin‭

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What is the origin (etymology) of the word مسدس (pistol)?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Medi1saif‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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Why are there different suffixes for people of different countries in English?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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Does English support three-word contractions?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by shpielmeister‭

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Is there a difference between when I should use "אוטו" vs "רכב"?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by deleted user

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Is "estar de buenas" a widespread way to say "to be in a good mood"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by fedorqui‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DonielF‭

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~ません versus ~ないです

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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What does "unused root" mean?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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Order of pronouns

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Severus Snape‭

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Etymology of "ohyra"?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by tommi‭

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Why past tense in imaginative play in Finnish?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by viäränlaenen‭

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Is Swedish more conservative than Danish and Norwegians?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why no "to"-infinitive in pual and huf'al?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How were ת & ט pronounced historically?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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How do linguists determine historical pronunciation?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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Has Japanese always had the polite "masu" form?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Sigma‭

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'Caution' and 'cautious' with ʃ or ʒ?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Peter‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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What drives the complexity of a language?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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What is the Thai word for plurally numerical answer expectancy?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by deleted user  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How do Chinese people give their names in Japanese? (And vice versa)

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Aidan‭

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Why do certain Hebrew letters have alternate final forms?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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Vietnamese lệnh and Thai เลย

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2mo ago by deleted user