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Why did some Hebrew words beginning with Yod become transliterated into Latin as "hi?"

10 votes
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Why do phonemes such as /r/ and /ɾ/ evolve into uvular sounds like /ʀ/?

7 votes
2 answers
344 views

Were/are there any languages that decline(d) articles but not nouns?

6 votes
4 answers
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Is it possible for a word-initial vowel to not have a glottal stop before it?

5 votes
1 answer
369 views

Does plural count as a grammatical gender?

4 votes
1 answer
4k views

Why does "Vacuum" have two "u's," and how is it pronounced?

4 votes
1 answer
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Why Is It That Ancient Greek Reconstructed Pronunciation Is Always Used For Koine?

4 votes
1 answer
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Why Did Koiné Greek Still Write Double Letters?

3 votes
0 answers
59 views

Resources on Middle Eastern Common Greek in the First Century?

3 votes
3 answers
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Is there a rounded /æ/? Is there a Near-open front rounded vowel?

3 votes
1 answer
176 views

Are there any languages that use rapidly repeated or stammered/stuttered sounds for differentiation?

2 votes
1 answer
366 views

Letter switching? "r" and vowels switching

2 votes
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256 views

Was Latin A Nasalized Language?

2 votes
1 answer
161 views

Has the letter ⟨u⟩ in english ever historically represented the phonemes /y/ or /ʏ/?

1 vote
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137 views

Why does the English Alphabet sometimes function like a syllabary?

1 vote
1 answer
94 views

Are there any fricatives pronounced behind the tonsils?

1 vote
2 answers
801 views

Can /∅/ be used transliterate silent characters? (I.P.A.)

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Are there any historical runic transcriptions that utilize two runes to represent a sound change? (particularly in the Anglo Saxon rune sets)

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Why is it believed the West Germanic /i/ became /aɪ/ in some cases?

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199 views

Dissecting an unknown language sample with nothing but an interpretation thereof?