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59 votes

Why did early Indo-European languages seem to be morphologically complex?

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What's the difference between syntax and grammar?

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

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How did Ancient Greek 'πυρ' become English 'fire?'

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What is this feature of British English called?

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Relationship between Turkish/Azeri and Japanese/Korean

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Is there a language whose writing is 100% phonemic?

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Pronoun introduced before its antecedent

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What languages lack personal pronouns, and why?

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Why do stem-changing verbs have a vowel change in Spanish?

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Why in English words is [o] followed by [ʊ]?

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Is there a language with but one vowel sound?

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I have my hair cut - "my hair" a Direct Object?

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What is the difference between native language, first language, mother tongue and L1?

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Why can you say "I am not sure whether it's raining" but not "I am sure whether it's raining"?

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Why do different languages have different amounts of unique words for numbers between 10 and 20?

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Are Written and Spoken English distinct languages?

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Why do the sounds [ks] have their own single letter 'X' in European languages?

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Why does English use different prepositions for different units of time?

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difference between Isolating (analytics) vs inflected (fusional) vs agglutinative languages

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How does one become a field linguist?

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Has there been any research into the phonetics of ventriloquism?

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What meaningful distinction is there between morphology and syntax?

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How do linguists define the idea of a grammatical subject?

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Relationship between "see" and "look"

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Why is dependency parsing so much faster than constituency parsing?

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What ways do you know to encourage people to come up with different ways of saying the same thing?

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Are these two propositions semantically entailed?

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Why are consonants distinguished differently than vowels?

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Can the term "gerund" be linguistically defined?

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