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What are the conventions for corpus usage?

I can only speak for Germany, and IANAL (I am not a lawyer). The situation is basically as follows: You can collect material from accessible sources (from the web, from radio broadcasts, from TV) and ...
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Open Dataset Latin Verb Forms

If you're interested in inflected forms, you could take data from Wiktionary's Latin section. Most verb entries have automatically-generated conjugation tables, and all of the content is CC-BY-SA. If ...
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How to decode the Cuneiform ORACC data?

A is the conventional name for a particular cuneiform glyph, typically its most common or best-known pronunciation. But the sign A can be read as a, aya₂, e₄, ea, ŋa₁₀, or many others. The JSON is ...
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What is the meaning of these verbal roots in The Concise Dictionary of Akkadian?

The index contains the root (expressed as the three root letters one after the other) and then the principal lemma(ta) (i.e. entries in the lexicon) in the dictionary. In Semitic languages, some roots ...
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Is there a list of dead languages specifying the causes?

Some languages do indeed die because all their speakers are killed. This happened with many of the native languages of Australia, or North and South America. But in most cases languages die a natural ...
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Looking for large word list file/db (>1k) with IPA transcriptions

The CMU Dictionary is easily convertible if you are willing to do a tiny bit of programming. Each phoneme is surrounded by space and there's a pretty obvious mapping from e.g. "AE" is [æ], "AH" is [ə/...
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Sources on statistics of phonological properties of languages

Since you did not mention it in the question: The World Atlas of Linguistic Structures (WALS) contains some of the data you are looking for. Specifically, you can find information on the size of ...
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Sources on statistics of phonological properties of languages

The arrangement of phonemes within syllables and words, which is what much of your question appears to be about, is known as 'phonotactics'. The World phonotactic database would therefore be likely to ...
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Is there a database or standard (ISO etc.) which maps Unicode or ISO-15924 scripts with the ISO-639/Glottolog etc. languages that use them

https://github.com/unicode-org/cldr/blob/main/common/supplemental/supplementalData.xml includes a map from two-letter or three-letter language to four-letter script, under element languageData. <...
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Dataset of English verb forms (conjugation)

I'd suggest the COBUILD wordform corpus in CELEX, which is now freely available through WebCelex. The interface is horribly unintuitive, but you can use the "Create Lexicon > English Wordforms&...
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Is there a compendium for sound laws?

Yes, there is Index Diachronica that is available as a searchable online database (in the link given above) or as a pdf file with all the sound laws nicely typeset.
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What is the meaning of these verbal roots in The Concise Dictionary of Akkadian?

This is meant as an index for students who see an unfamiliar verb in a text, and need to look it up in the dictionary. Certain consonants in Akkadian are "weak": they assimilate or disappear ...
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What etext sources do we have for the Gothic Language?

The main corpus for Gothic is Wulfila's sixth-century translation of the Bible, which is attested across a number of different codices (the silver-lettered Codex Argenteus being the most famous one). ...
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Can the Hunspell dictionary format capture things beyond prefixes and suffixes?

My question at a super high level is basically, can Hunspell handle every situation of how to combine affixes across every language, or are there cases where it breaks down? Hunspell was developed as ...
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PHOIBLE as a graph database?

In terms of the code on the Phoible website, what you see is what you get, and it looks to me as though there isn't a built-in facility for asking open-ended questions like you have in mind. You would ...
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Data analysis of æ (tense) and æ: (lax) (Lexical Phonology)

I am guessing this is a UK dialect, since I disagree with a number of the factual claims. There are major gaps in the data, which should mean you are free to predict either outcome in those contexts. ...
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Dataset of English verb forms (conjugation)

For a recent project for my university on a similar topic we made use of the Oxford Learner's Dictionaries. Using a parser, you could easily look up a verb (or any word) by using the URL of the query ...
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Is there a database or standard (ISO etc.) which maps Unicode or ISO-15924 scripts with the ISO-639/Glottolog etc. languages that use them

Does ScriptSource meet your needs?
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What are the recommended sources for research about conceptual metaphor?

Try George Lakoff and Mark Johnson's Metaphors we live by as a starter. This tiny book is widely available in libraries. It's going to give you an idea what to look for later. Additionally, there is a ...
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One-to-one speech conversation dataset (Recorded over microphone)

Searching the Virtual Language Observatory maintained by the European CLARIN ERIC is the way to go. Enter conversation spoken in the search slit and narrow down the search using the facets (e.g., by ...
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Sources on statistics of phonological properties of languages

Look to Typological Database System (TDS): https://languagelink.let.uu.nl/tds/main.html
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Where do I find datasets for linguistic phylogenetics?

For a quick and dirty approach to phylogenetics, you can look for Swadesh lists for many languages. For doing something better, I am afraid you will have to vet your data carefully, use the best ...
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Spoken Language Dataset of L2 Acquisition

Enter learners corpus into the search slit of the Virtual language observatory (VLO) and you will find a plethora of resources.
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Data sets for sequential short text classification

Two other datasets for sequential short text classification: Switchboard Dialog Act Corpus. [Jurafsky et al.1997] MRDA: ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act Corpus (Janin et al., 2003; Shriberg et al., ...
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Where can I find the HISTORICAL data on the total no of speakers of a language?

By 1700, Spain had borders similar to today's and had 8.8 million inhabitants, the number of speakers of Spanish as a first language could range from 65 to 80% (this is based on the percentage of ...
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How to get the similarity between languages?

One approach I know of is the comparison of Translationese (like in Translationese and its Dialects by Koppel and Ordan) and trying recognize the source language. The confusion matrix gives some clues ...
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building a corpus from COCA KWIC

You can select the lines that you want to export, for example by clicking the little box on the top right next to the question mark in this screenshot: As the warning message says you can apparently ...
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