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Michaelyus
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Why are "eat" and "drink" different words in languages?

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Why does Spanish tend to swap letters in words?

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Which of 可爱/可愛い was exported to the other between Chinese and Japanese?

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dear, ear, fear, gear, hear, near ... why are bear/pear pronounced differently?

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The reason why Semitic languages are written right to left

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Rudeness by being polite

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What is the past tense of 'yeet'?

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Which alphabetic writing system first had spaces between words?

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The "th" sound as a plosive in British dialects

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Old Chinese romanization using a letter that looks like a "3"

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How close are the Italian and the Romanian open central unrounded vowels?

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Before being borrowed by Europeans, was "hurricane" ever pronounced with an initial "f"?

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Why are the phonemes of Tutankhamun's throne name transliterated out of order?

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Is there a tendency to name money after other things?

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Swiss suffix -ikon in place names

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When was the first bicameral script developed?

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What is the intuition behind the term Transitive for verbs?

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Equivalent “окающие и акающие" translation in the English language?

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Sociolinguistics of pre-handover Hong Kong cinema and dialogue in non-Cantonese Chinese “dialects”

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Number of tones in Cantonese vs. Mandarin and final stops

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Differences between Hong Kong Mandarin and southern Mandarin generally?

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Why do Korean and Japanese share similar borrowed Chinese characters and is different from Chinese language?

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In which Slavic languages are [h] and [x] contrastive?

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Origin of Singapore Cantonese /œː/ being realised as [jɔ]

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Is there such a thing as aspiration harmony?

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What is the origin of ⟨c⟩ for /ts/?

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(Why) did the Thai script convert Sanskrit द /d/ to /th/ and then introduce its own character for /d/?

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How do languages with negative concord express the actual negation of negative polarity items?

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Can we use etymology to determine the nature of synchronic semantic and morphosyntactic differences between (near-)synonyms?

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Difference between English and French in the use of subjunctive mood in counter factual protasis

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