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

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American English : are [ə] and [ʌ] different phonemes? (schwa vs. chevron)

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Are there any languages or cultures that have genderless given names?

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Reversal of kinship terms when speaking to a child

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2 answers
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Why is /h/ called voiceless vowel phonetically, and /h/ consonant phonologically?

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1 answer
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How does alcohol affect the ability to speak a second language?

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1 answer
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Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French number words from eleven to nineteen - history of a bizarre, inconsistent construction

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Can loudness of speech sounds influence meaning?

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2 answers
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Why are Chinese punctuation marks 。and 、so similar to its western style equivalents?

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2 answers
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What is the minimal set of words that make a language "complete"?

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Selective fluency - is it a thing?

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Whispering in languages heavily dependent on pitch or phonation distinctions

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IPA transcription of the American English "bunched" /r/

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1 answer
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Is there any other language containing the sound of the "evanescent l" in Venetian?

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Non-African Click Languages

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Can a stop be both voiced and aspirated?

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IPA for Slender Irish /r'/ in Connemara Dialects

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1 answer
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Why is [la] widely used as a substitution for singing? Is it a worldwide phenomenon?

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3 answers
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How seriously do modern linguists take the idea of phonesthemes?

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1 answer
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Cultural bias in early modern Western linguistics

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Does sample text exist that includes most English sounds represented by the International Phonetic Alphabet?

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4 answers
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Correct syllabification in (American) English

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1 answer
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Does (or should) the terms "spoken language" and "speech" include signed language?

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Why is the English phoneme /θ/ pronounced like /t/ in Indian accents but /s/ in Chinese accents?

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3 answers
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Why did the pronunciation of the rhotic phoneme /r/ change after the 2ndWW in public speech?

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1 answer
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IPA for phonemes - does this make sense at all?

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7 votes
1 answer
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Term for conversation where each person speaks a different language, while understanding each other

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What's the difference between [ɚ], [ɹ̩], and [əɹ]?

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1 answer
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What's the longest extant dialect continuum?

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Does anyone know if there are plans for a 'successor' to Huddleston and Pullum (CamGEL or CGEL)?

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