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Can the IPA represent all languages' tones?

17 votes
6 answers
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Have we observed classes changing from open to closed, or vice versa?

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1 answer
589 views

Are nouns ever a closed class?

13 votes
1 answer
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Have ejective consonants ever arisen on their own?

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1 answer
223 views

Is there a standardized graphical encoding for cuneiform?

9 votes
2 answers
501 views

Did Classical Hebrew and/or Aramaic have allophonic continuant length?

9 votes
1 answer
796 views

How do I gloss a Semitic verb?

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1 answer
237 views

Do other languages have an "irreversible aspect"?

8 votes
1 answer
284 views

Where did Irish "-acht" come from?

8 votes
1 answer
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What's the longest extant dialect continuum?

8 votes
1 answer
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Was the "a" glyph ever used for ajV in Hittite?

7 votes
2 answers
457 views

What's going on with ŠÁR?

7 votes
2 answers
445 views

What is Ś in Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform?

7 votes
0 answers
93 views

Why do some theophoric names put the verb first?

7 votes
1 answer
281 views

At what point did the feminine ending fall silent in Semitic languages?

6 votes
1 answer
491 views

When did the contraction "Allah" originate?

6 votes
1 answer
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What are the conventions for corpus usage?

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is the evidence for the arbitrariness of the sign?

6 votes
2 answers
382 views

Were long vowels distinguished in cuneiform?

6 votes
3 answers
233 views

Is there good evidence for five vowel phonemes in Hittite?

6 votes
2 answers
306 views

Did Sumerian have /ħ/?

6 votes
1 answer
351 views

How do we name a sign when we don't know any of its readings?

6 votes
2 answers
390 views

What is Proto-Semitic *x̣?

6 votes
1 answer
859 views

What are the main weaknesses of autosegmental phonology?

6 votes
2 answers
262 views

Do any languages use distinct graphemes for vowels with different tones?

6 votes
2 answers
186 views

What is Ugaritic "Ž"?

5 votes
1 answer
76 views

Where can I find a modern overview of Luvian hieroglyphs?

5 votes
1 answer
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Where can I find more about inked cuneiform?

5 votes
1 answer
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Does Hittite ever have "morphographemic writings"?

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1 answer
368 views

How do I know if a cuneiform character is a logogram or determinative?