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Why was "zh" picked to represent /ʒ/, and where does it come from?

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Why are French, Italian, Spanish etc. listed as SVO languages?

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Is the schwa sound consistent?

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Is there some relationship between the modern u and μ?

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In romance languages, are there examples of male names that derive from female names?

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Replacing Chinese characters with pinyin forever as Vietnamese did

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Does IPA notation ever get capitalized to match their written counterparts?

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Since when did Indo-European languages start associating noun genders with male/female sexes?

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What is the correct term for a "lazy L"?

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Why is Korean considered a language isolate?

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What is "case"?

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Why did Old English lose both thorn and eth?

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Is future tense in English really a myth?

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What's the difference between /ɪ/ and /i(ː)/?

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Are there any languages which inflect the noun for morphosyntactic categories normally reserved for verbs (e.g. tense, aspect, etc.)?

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Are syllable initial consonant clusters pronounced in Ancient Greek?

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Is there evidence that "proto-" languages actually existed?

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r in Romance names of London

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What are the differences between palatal consonant and palatalized consonant?

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How do illiterate French people learn which pronunciation to use in different sentences?

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Is there a voiced-unvoiced pair for R or L in any language?

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habitual aspect in english

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Is there an effort to prove phonemes?

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Is it a coincidence that words ending in -ooch in English tend to be colloquial? If not, why?

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Is there a name for the phenomenon of some words being more deeply embedded in a language than others?

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Are there languages featuring "reversed affricates" as phonological segments?

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My friend suddenly speaks an unknown language after sleep. Need help with recognition

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What is the difference between Greek zōē and bios?

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How are English spellings determined for words from eastern languages

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Latin's excrescent e- in English and French

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