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Why was apostrophe so vaguely used in Early Modern English?

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Is there an effort to prove phonemes?

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Can Someone Identify This Diacritic?

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What are some interesting features that are common cross-linguistically but don't exist in English?

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How did Ancient Greek 'πυρ' become English 'fire?'

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What is the proper definition of a verb?

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Why does “&” look nothing like e and t

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Stable words in the Indo-European language family

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Do languages have any sort of upper limit for how long it takes to say things?

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Writing systems that do not preserve spoken order

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How to split IPA spelling into syllables

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Does the letter p in a word mean that the word is not Germanic?

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Is the order of words purely based on convention?

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What is the meaning of the number 2 in Proto-Indo European reconstructions? e.g. As in *tewtéh₂, meaning "people" or "tribe"

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Why were vowels secondary citizens in many of the worlds sound-based writing systems?

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Was cuneiform ever drawn on a surface, as opposed to carved?

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Could there be another relative language of the ancient Egyptian language closer to it than the Coptic?

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Is "illegal" an example of nasal place assimilation in English?

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Do most languages have the same basic verb tenses?

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Does knowing PIE roots help with vocab?

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How languages compare with the number of different syllables from all words?

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How did Greek loanwords with 'ae' come to be pronounced [i] in modern English?

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Why do we use the names we do for grammatical genders?

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/t͡ʃ/ vs. /ʧ/ vs. /tʃ/

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Origin of h as a modifier letter

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Origin of "boor"

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Did Eureka lose its H?

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What do you call it when you write the next word in a sequence twice instead of the current and next word?

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Which non-Indoeuropean languages have noun-adjective agreement?

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Is there such a thing as an L colored vowel?

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