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Do dialects without the meet-meat merger neutralize the distinction in some contexts?

8 votes
3 answers
735 views

Why does word-initial upsilon always have a rough breathing?

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570 views

Why does French "cheveu(x)" have "eu" and not "eau"?

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Why does "begin" have /g/ instead of /j/ if it's from PG *ginnan?

7 votes
3 answers
904 views

Why isn't intervocalic /ŋ/ analyzed as an onset in English?

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64 views

What linguistic sources discuss doubled -ed in -edly and -edness words?

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399 views

Historical development of English pronunciation(s) of "hygiene"

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937 views

What is the syntax of "second" in phrases like "the second most common problem"?

6 votes
1 answer
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Was the change in spelling from "cw" to "qu" in English associated with any difference in pronunciation?

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Irregular penultimate stress in English words from classical sources

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Why does Greek have 'aorgesia' and 'aorist' rather than 'anorgesia' and 'anorist'?

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"Cloth" lexical set: Is there a complete description of the possible conditioning environments?

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Are there any universals about how m-case can pattern for predicate NPs?

4 votes
1 answer
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What are current perspectives on analyzing word-final /i/ in English words like "potency" as synchronically derived from /j/?

4 votes
1 answer
240 views

"He kept a black book in his desk." Is "in his desk" an adjunct or a complement?

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Does pre-fortis clipping only operate within a syllable? If not, what is its actual scope?

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How are LH words assigned stress in Latin if we assume maximally bimoraic feet?

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Is there a known reason for the position of the stress in "concupisc-" words in English?

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143 views

Does lack of a common (morpho-)phonological alternation make a word a lexical exception?

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"In his desk(,) he kept a black book." Is "in his desk" a preposed complement here?