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

23 votes
2 answers
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Do onomatopoeias resist sound change?

21 votes
2 answers
34k views

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

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18 votes
7 answers
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What about the sound change initial n -> initial l?

13 votes
2 answers
1k views

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

10 votes
7 answers
5k views

Is there a reason behind the phenomenon of English becoming more vulgar with time?

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9 votes
4 answers
460 views

Any other example of "socially stigmatized phoneme" like the "th" sound in some Venetian dialect?

9 votes
3 answers
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Do native speakers of language with lexical tone have difficulty learning another language with more or different lexical tones?

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6 votes
1 answer
634 views

How are the palatal approximant and palatalization different in Slavic languages?

5 votes
1 answer
530 views

Is /ɡ/ Germanic and /dʒ/ French in English ge-/gi- words?

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5 votes
2 answers
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Do languages generally tend to avoid palindromic syllables?

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5 votes
1 answer
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Does the primary distinction of retroflex consonants lie in their effect on surrounding phonemes?

4 votes
6 answers
597 views

Do multilinguals have one language they predominantly think in?

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4 votes
3 answers
345 views

Hang Sơn Đoòng — the syllable Đoòng in Vietnamese orthography

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3 votes
2 answers
273 views

Is it possible that a language's number system is inherently wrong?

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1 vote
1 answer
606 views

Are numerical digits logograms, ideograms or both?

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1 vote
1 answer
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Why can interrogatives so often be used-as/made-into intensifier adverbs?

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