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Gaston Ümlaut
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Why do most words for "mother", across languages, start with an [m], and for "father" with [p]/[b], but not vice versa?

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What's the term for correspondence between the written and the spoken form of a language?

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Which modern, spoken languages do not use the decimal number system?

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Are there any non-Indo-European languages with go-periphrasis?

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What is necessary to decide if Lusitanian is a Celtic language?

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What meaningful distinction is there between morphology and syntax?

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Is it possible to analyse Māori grammar without contrasting nouns and verbs?

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How are dictionaries produced

13 votes

Is there a language whose writing is 100% phonemic?

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Does English have [ inchoative aspect ]?

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Do languages besides the Kartvelian family have a property of verbs called "version"?

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What's the difference between a form of a language and a dialect of a language?

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Determining plural forms of fictional words

10 votes

Are the Japanese and Korean subject particles known to be related in any way, including by Sprachbund?

10 votes

Is there any proof that diphthongs exist?

9 votes

Is there any language that observe root changes in response to the addition of affixes?

9 votes

Number of languages without a writing system

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How many different distinctive sounds can an average human make?

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What were the westernmost and easternmost Indo-European languages in c. 1350 CE?

8 votes

Is there a term in linguistics for underdeveloped number systems?

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Difference between production of vowels, diphthongs and semi-vowels

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Do atonal languages have a tonal ancestor?

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Is there a term for reading a homonym that means one thing but interpreting it as another?

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Literal translation with grammar notes when analyzing or describing a foreign language

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Are there some analyses or linguists with the view that Chinese does not have lexical word class?

7 votes

What diagnostics distinguish demonstratives from definite articles?

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Are there grammatical analyses of languages that are extremely different from IE grammar?

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In Turkish, how exactly does "ğ" affect the vowel it follows?

7 votes

What defines a unique writing style?

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What makes a language identifiable and distinguishable from other languages and their dialects?