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29 votes

Why do we have interest in (dying) language preservation?

17 votes
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Can the /m/ sound in a 1st person pronoun be considered a linguistic universal?

14 votes

What is the origin of non-natural grammatical genders in Indo-European languages?

13 votes
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How can I distinguish modern Scandinavian languages at a glance?

13 votes

Can Modern Hebrew be considered an Indo-European language?

13 votes

What are the criteria for deciding whether a language is "natural"?

12 votes

What does a computational linguist actually do?

11 votes

What parts of speech / word classes do languages most frequently lack?

10 votes

Machine translation - Rule-Based and Statistics-Based approaches

10 votes

What is the reasoning behind the selection of the IPA symbols?

10 votes
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What is the name of the phoneme produced in an upper-class Briton's pronunciation of the word "Duke"? What's different in the articulation?

10 votes
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How are relationships between clauses marked in languages that lack sentential embedding?

9 votes

What is a middle voice and a medio-passive voice?

9 votes

What has NLP/CL brought to the table of pencil-and-paper linguistics?

9 votes

Why are artificial languages created always by individuals and not by international institutions?

8 votes
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How does "-age" come from L "-aticum", with a change from "t" to "g"?

8 votes

What is the best way to accurately translate slang?

8 votes

How do linguists place the vowels of a language precisely on the vowel trapezoid?

7 votes

Is the countable vs mass noun distinction common outside English?

6 votes

Languages that are gaining morphological distinctions

6 votes

The paucal to denote between three to six individuals

6 votes

Which language would be easiest for a computer to parse?

6 votes

What makes a constructed language likely to gain widespread use?

6 votes
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The hunger for single words

5 votes

Whispered Voiced Consonants

5 votes

Is there a convenient tool for drawing (dialect) maps?

5 votes

Textbook suggestions for syntax, semantics/pragmatics and phonetics/phonology

5 votes
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What is the difference between syllable-timing and stress-timing?

5 votes
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Which language has verb/noun compounding features?

5 votes

How did the same perfect-tense structure become so widespread in Europe?