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Why does Vietnamese language seem to be so similar to Mandarin Chinese

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11 answers
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Replacing Chinese characters with pinyin forever as Vietnamese did

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3 answers
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Are the longest German and Turkish words really single words?

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difference between Isolating (analytics) vs inflected (fusional) vs agglutinative languages

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Can loudness of speech sounds influence meaning?

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Massive Open Online Courses on linguistics

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4 answers
606 views

Borrowing words along with the articles or other grammatical parts (like Spanish from Arabic)

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2 answers
532 views

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

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1 answer
498 views

Did the Portuguese influence how days of the week are named in Vietnamese and Chinese?

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2 answers
328 views

English "fruit" vs Italian "frutta" plural number

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Subordination. Chinese vs English

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1 answer
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Definition of word in a broad sense, taking into account all (or at least as many as possible) languages [duplicate]

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1 answer
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The easiest model for mapping Hindi oblique case onto Slavic languages' case systems