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To what extent can Japanese Kana be adapted to the Spanish language and be intelligible?
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The phonology of Spanish might be vaguely similar to that of Japanese but the differences are also relevant. There are many consonantal clusters in Spanish and also word final consonants, and this ...

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Did Latin "cum" get replaced in French by "avec" because "con" sounded obscene?
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I am not a specialist in Old French, but I suspect that the obscene homophony was not the primary cause for the substitution of Early French con (< Latin cum) with avec (< Latin apud hoc or ab ...

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Do Linguists pronounce PIE roots
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I share Antoine Meillet's skeptical approach to reconstruction. Meillet considered reconstruction as merely a convenient set of formulae to show the pattern of correspondences among forms in different ...

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What does linguistic under-determinacy mean?
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Let's make a comparison between formal languages and ordinary (or natural) languages. In the former, you say exactly what you utter. In the latter your communicative intention can differ from the ...

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Could you provide examples of free word order languages that use word order to express grammatical categories?
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To my knowledge Japanese has the feature you are looking for, provided that you consider such things as topicalization and focalization to be good examples of "additional meaning". In Japanese, the ...

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What characteristics are unique to English (or at least rare among language as a whole)?
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While it is not clear to me what should be considered as "unique" to a language, since all the languages are different, so also unique in many ways, but they also share many basic features and ...

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When did the concept of constituent movement arise?
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What is different between English on the one hand, and such ancient Indo-European languages as Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, is that the latter had a very free constituent order: not only the order of ...

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How can two phrases refer to the same object, but have different meanings?
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There is some confusion in the use of the term meaning here. The idea that the lecturer is explaining goes back to Frege's notions of Sinn and Bedeutung. The latter is better translated as 'reference',...

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Where did Peirce publish his triadic model of signs?
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You will probably find the reference you need in this paper by Paul Weiss and Arthur Burks, "Peirce's Sixty-Six Signs", The Journal of Philosophy, Volume 42, Issue 14, July 1945 DOI The authors make a ...

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