Years ago, I heard of a website that allowed you to search thousands of described languages by feature, like consonant inventory and word order.

It was an acronym, and I think it had multiple W's in it. What website am I thinking of?

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I assume you're referring to the World Atlas of Language Structures a.k.a. WALS.

  • you scooped me by 34 seconds :-) Nov 20, 2015 at 5:53
  • 34 seconds and a word...
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    Nov 20, 2015 at 15:54
  • Finally. Thank you. For some reason it's terribly hard to find with Google. Nov 20, 2015 at 17:22

Are you asking about the World Atlas of Linguistic Structures?

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