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What is the etymology of the Maghrebi interjection "شاه" (chah or cheh)?

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How did the usage of the word "type" to refer to a person come about?

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Ncuti Gatwa is, according to Wikipedia, pronounced /ˈʃuːti ˈɡætwɑː/ - where is the NC orthography derived from?

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Why is feeling and hearing are the same in Italian?

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Why did the Latin word marmor became French marbre (which is in present day English marble)?

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Mechanism(s) as to how the pronunciations of「也」and its Old Chinese "homophones"/phonetically-derivative glyphs drifted to the modern range of sounds?

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Why is the word "war" in Romance languages predominantly of Germanic origin instead of Latin?

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How is chapter related to head?

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Is there a term for a word taken from another language, but then completely changing the meaning (such as peperoni, latte, chai)

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Credible sources for Rho-Rotation?

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Etymology (?) of the "shush" gesture

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In what sense are terms for "white/shining" and for "swamp/marsh" "semantically connected" in many languages?

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Are "brat" and "frater" cognates?

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Why does Greek "ναι" mean "yes" while it comes from a PIE root meaning "no"?

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