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20 votes

What characteristics are unique to English (or at least rare among language as a whole)?

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What is the definition of "rare language"?

11 votes

Replacing Chinese characters with pinyin forever as Vietnamese did

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Declensions in Polish

8 votes

Are there languages in which "coffee" is not a cognate of a root containing k/q and f/h/w?

7 votes

Are there any "simple" languages?

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What is the difference between sibilant sounds in Polish? (ć,ś,dź,ź vs cz,sz,dż,ż,rz)

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Do Chinese minorities speak Chinese as a native language?

6 votes

Language that uses IPA

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How to transliterate the following Arabic letters in English

5 votes

Why is prescriptivism criticized?

4 votes

Is there a language whose writing is 100% phonemic?

4 votes

Have pronoun introductions spread to non-English-speaking communities/languages?

3 votes

Has English caused any Languages to undergo Sound Change or Grammar Change?

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Is there an alphabet containing exactly 25 letters?

3 votes

Are there languages that distinguish between inclusive and exclusive "or"?

3 votes

Is there any language that uses different pronouns for "we" depending on whether the spoken to person is included in the group?

2 votes

Can one tell interdental n, l, from alveolar n, l, by hearing?

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Can framing lang acquisition as nature vs nurture be harmful?

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Which language among South East Asia has the most and least loanwords from English?

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What is a comprehensive recent discussion of the status of Chomsky's universal grammar theory?

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What is the nature of the voiceless velar fricative, [x], in Polish?

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A syntactician "must-read" list

1 vote

Possible to describe phonetics before phonology of an unknown language?

1 vote

Rules for glottal stop insertion across languages

1 vote

Is there any standard way to sort phonemes?

1 vote

Is there any difference between imperfect and imperfective aspect?

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How common, crosslinguistically speaking, are 'bare NP' temporal adverbials?

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Does any linguist honestly believe that nouns and verbs are not universals?

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Does the Perfect in addition to its perfect meaning also denotes perfective / imperfective / either meaning (in English and Spanish)?