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Reb Chaim HaQoton
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20 votes
12 answers
7k views

Which languages have different words for "maternal uncle" and "paternal uncle"?

5 votes
3 answers
644 views

Have linguistics found any evidence that Semitic languages influenced Germanic languages or vice versa (in ancient times)?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

Where online can I find a list of all the Hapax Legomena in the Hebrew Bible?

3 votes
0 answers
971 views

Who first said that no two words mean the exact same?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the term used for the opposite of a construct form?

3 votes
1 answer
89 views

Are there spaces or other marks between word in Ancient Semitic epigraphs?

3 votes
2 answers
673 views

Why does purple mean red in some places?

2 votes
6 answers
751 views

Is there a shared word for "word" and "thing" in any language other than Hebrew?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

What's the reason behind the "silent n"?

1 vote
4 answers
563 views

What is it called when a person pronounces the letter t in the word "metal" as something more similar to a d sound?

1 vote
1 answer
86 views

What is the technical term for the copyist error of replacing a letter with another, similar-looking letter?

1 vote
1 answer
101 views

Is there a rule when the use of the definite article on proper nouns is appropriate in Semitic languages?

1 vote
1 answer
82 views

What is the technical term for glosses on a text that disagree with the text?

0 votes
2 answers
195 views

Is there a rule which accounts for a d in PIE becoming a b in Latin?

0 votes
0 answers
46 views

Who says that words historically evolve from concrete meanings to more abstract meanings?

0 votes
1 answer
128 views

How did Shiloah (שילוח) become Siloam and Silwan?

0 votes
1 answer
106 views

What languages use a conceptual parallel to the Hebrew verb ירש?

-1 votes
3 answers
228 views

Is the word for "brother-in-law" in Germanic languages related to the Aramaic/Syriac גיס?

-2 votes
3 answers
216 views

Is it reasonable to connect the Old Persian/Avestan word for "garden" with the Greek word?

-5 votes
1 answer
175 views

What is the difference between taurus and bovine? [closed]