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34 votes
10 answers
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Is pronouncing loanwords according to their "native" pronunciation stigmatised across most cultures and languages?

9 votes
3 answers
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Is there a reason that /w/ isn't represented on the IPA chart?

7 votes
2 answers
928 views

Does any language using the Latin alphabet have a unique name for "w"?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why are syntax trees binary trees?

7 votes
7 answers
602 views

Do other languages distinguish the verbs "to drink" when talking about alcohol?

6 votes
1 answer
301 views

Are the characters in some writing systems more or less visually distinctive than in others?

5 votes
2 answers
272 views

What would you call a case specifying something is far away from a noun?

5 votes
3 answers
226 views

Has anyone attempted to simulate the creation/development of a language?

5 votes
1 answer
625 views

What makes /l/ an approximant, instead of a fricative?

5 votes
0 answers
99 views

Are there studies which attempt to quantify the information conveyed by written languages - especially Japanese/Chinese?

3 votes
1 answer
1k views

What is the difference in word pairs like "scary" and "scared" [closed]

3 votes
9 answers
671 views

What are languages whose name contains the word for "language"?

2 votes
1 answer
478 views

Why is "bicycle" shortened to "bike" and not "bice"?

2 votes
1 answer
307 views

Are there any attested languages with a VCV or VC syllable structure?

1 vote
1 answer
144 views

Prefix a(n)- in Sanskrit and English

1 vote
0 answers
317 views

Why do we transcribe the vowel sound in 'how' as /aʊ/?

1 vote
2 answers
286 views

What factors influence the way we adapt loanwords into English?

1 vote
2 answers
550 views

Which other languages pronounce <j> as [dʒ]

1 vote
2 answers
1k views

How does passing air through a narrow glottis cause vibrations?

0 votes
3 answers
1k views

Are there languages which require aspiration for some stops?

0 votes
2 answers
196 views

What type of modality is "You must not fear"?

-1 votes
1 answer
7k views

What part of speech is "probably", and how can it be substituted?