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Do the Khoisan languages resemble the world's first language?

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How is definiteness expressed in languages with no definite article, clitic or affix?

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How are languages and dialects distinguished from one another?

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Why do we have interest in (dying) language preservation?

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What is word order used for in "free word order" languages?

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Animals’ names change when we eat them: is that universal?

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Which languages other than Chinese have apical vowels?

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Are the Finnish pronouns related to their Indo-European counterparts?

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Do Spanish speakers prefer certain words for certain aspects, like in Russian?

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Is there a cross-linguistic subdivision of phones in signed languages akin to how all spoken languages have vowel and consonant phones?

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Are consonant mutations in Indo-European languages specific of the Celtic group?

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Can you give me some tips on how to pronounce ejective consonants?

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Is there serious scientific evidence/vindication for the "linguistic fingerprint" concept?

10 votes

About how much does language typology correlate with genetic relationships among languages?

9 votes

How do you determine the phonemes in small phonemic inventories?

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If similar phonemes are pronounced the same, will this be difficult to understand for a native speaker?

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Why do tone and simple syllable structure appear to be correlated?

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What are some examples of well-known agglutinatve languages moving toward inflecting morphology?

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Is there a strong case for the existence of languages that lack a clear morpho-syntactic distinction between nouns and verbs?

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How does a linguist determine whether a pattern is grammatical in a language?

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What is the technical way to talk about patterns that work sometimes vs. those that work always?

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Are there languages which lack a full number system but which have an indefinite article?

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Limits on center-embedding in English

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How do linguists deal with losing normal intuition?

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What are the different ways in which languages express the notion of passivity?

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How common is a topic particle beyond just Japanese and Korean?

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Are there tools similar Google ngram, which recognise conjugated or declined word forms?

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How is grammaticality judged in dead languages?

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What are the criteria that distinguish clitics/particles from affixes?

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What is the terminology for a source language for new word production?