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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 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by David‭

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Does Japanese have pronouns?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

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

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Calling another by name when one is exasperated

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by r~~‭  ·  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 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Swedish verbs with the meaning of mixing

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Supermiledi‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Lundin‭

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When does "me-" go on verbs?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 22h ago by General Sebast1an‭

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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 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by nobodyImportant‭

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Using adjectives that are related to taste for describing emotions

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Melancholy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Is obrigado used in case of unclear gender of the author?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Medi1saif‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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Does English support three-word contractions?

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

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Why is the word here "HaNofelet" and not "HaNofalet" when there's a grammatical pause?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by msh210‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by fedorqui‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by DonielF‭

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~ません versus ~ないです

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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Has Japanese always had the polite "masu" form?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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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 almost 2 years ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by tommi‭

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Why past tense in imaginative play in Finnish?

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

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English dialects and he/she versus it

2 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by tommi‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Lundin‭

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How do linguists determine historical pronunciation?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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

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

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

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

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

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Sigma‭

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What does "unused root" mean?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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Is Swedish more conservative than Danish and Norwegians?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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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 almost 2 years ago by Peter‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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What drives the complexity of a language?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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