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13 votes
8 answers
4k views

Do non-tonal languages evolve into tonal languages?

10 votes
3 answers
6k views

Days of the week in Yiddish -- why so similar to Germanic?

5 votes
0 answers
806 views

I read that Julius Caesar read silently in front of his men and this amazed them -- was Caesar's ability rare?

4 votes
2 answers
339 views

Tone vs Intonation in English -- does English use tones in any situation to convey meaning?

2 votes
1 answer
104 views

What is the term for words that were once polite and became impolite?

1 vote
1 answer
131 views

Why is it believed that tool use among humans preceded spoken language? [closed]

1 vote
0 answers
55 views

Determining with remarkable accuracy birthplace of an American based on his pronunciation of a few words -- still possible?

1 vote
2 answers
114 views

Is bilingualism a normal/an "intrinsic" human ability or did it become more common in modern times?

0 votes
1 answer
161 views

Is there reason to believe that English will drop declension of personal pronouns "soon?" [closed]

-1 votes
2 answers
74 views

Is it possible given a set of translated words from a foreign to predict the translation for an untranslated word?

-3 votes
1 answer
72 views

Has the current opinion of linguists about the earliest language been influence by ethology?

-4 votes
2 answers
178 views

Non-standard English spelling and other things in 18th century writing -- how much due to quill pens?