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What characteristics are unique to English (or at least rare among language as a whole)?

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27 votes
6 answers
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How do field linguists begin to study an undocumented language which they cannot speak?

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23 votes
9 answers
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What is the origin of non-natural grammatical genders in Indo-European languages?

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17 votes
5 answers
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Which language would be easiest for a computer to parse?

15 votes
3 answers
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What are the arguments against Chomsky's Universal Grammar?

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12 votes
2 answers
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What research has been done on the effects of learning Esperanto on acquiring other languages?

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12 votes
6 answers
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Why did English stop using thou?

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9 votes
2 answers
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Can you give some examples of counter-intuitive phenomena discovered by linguists?

9 votes
4 answers
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A list of parts of speech

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2 answers
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How are phones distributed across languages?

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3 answers
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In cultures where genders speak different language varieties, how do genders quote each other?

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6 votes
1 answer
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Do cardinal vowels form a plane in 3D-space?

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2 answers
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Why are Latin descendants SVO?

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3 answers
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What is the most common vowel? [closed]

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3 votes
0 answers
91 views

Is there a standard way to refer to an example language?

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1 vote
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How common are indefinite pronouns in creole languages?

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